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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

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By Corey Heller Wondering why your children are not speaking your language?  It is hard to say why one child will gladly speak a second (and third and fourth) language while another will resist it.  Below are the top 10 most likely reasons why they are not.  Do some of these resonate with your multilingual […]

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Barack Obama: Please Raise Your Children Bilingually!

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Although we know that raising our children in more than one language is the right (and best!) thing we can do, it sure feels good to have a president who publicly encourages bilingualism! The following is from the 2008 campaign trail, even before Barack became president. Here is Barack Obama speaking Indonesian:

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Are Saturday Language Schools Really Beneficial?

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By Corey Heller Today is Saturday. And what do we do on Saturday mornings? We rush out the door to go to school, German Language School.  Regardless of how early I get up and start getting the kids ready, we are almost always late!  Unbelievable! “Kids, please, please, please hurry up and eat your breakfast!” […]

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Multilingualism Without Words

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Today my children and I joined our homeschool group to watch two amazing live shows.  They were part of an international event in Seattle titled The Giant Magnet. The first show was a juggler from Québec Canada: Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus. Fabulous!  The second was the world-renowned group Black Violin. Amazing! These shows were […]

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Non-Native Speakers Can Raise Multilingual Children!

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By Corey Heller Article first appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Emma is French and lives in France with her Russian husband and two children.  “My husband and I both speak Russian to our daughters even though it isn’t my native language,” she says.  “Sometimes I wonder if it is the right thing to do because […]

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