Families

General Multilingualism

Why Children of Immigrants Need to Learn Heritage Language(s)

by Corey
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Growing up as the child of immigrants: parents struggle to assimilate into their new home, their children long to know where they belong. How does language come into play? Where does culture fit in? Why do so many immigrant parents choose to speak the community language with their children rather than sticking with their native […]

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Celebrations

Happy (Multilingual) Mother’s Day!

by Corey
"Happy Mother's Day, Mama!" Photo of my children taken by my sweet husband for Mother's Day.

May your Mother’s Day be filled with many languages, many cultures, great food, excellent conversation, fantastic fun and every kind of home-made comfort. No matter where you live in the world, may today and every day be a Multilingual Mother’s Day (with your children babbling away in your language(s), of course)!

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Ask an Expert

What Is the Best Language Approach for Bilingual Parents to Use with Their Children?

by Madalena
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Dear Madalena, My husband and I both speak English but I am bilingual and speak German as well.  I would like to teach my son German, he is 19 months old.  What is the best way for me to do this?  I have been thinking of speaking German with him every morning and then English […]

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Families

The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter K

by Corey
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K is for… Keep on going! Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could? He’s just a little guy, trying to pull his load and there rising before him is a big, massive, long, large, enormous, hulking mountain. Do the tracks go around it? No. Do the tracks go through it via […]

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Families

Why Don’t My Bilingual Children Care? Blame the Daycare Lady!

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Over and over again I hear parents of multilingual children around the world sigh in frustration when they talk about their efforts. Day in and day out, week after week, year after year we do what we can to raise our children multilingually and multiculturally but it feels like we are having […]

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