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The Best Way to Raise a Multilingual Child?

by Corey
Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Planning ahead for the arrival of our children is important in a multilingual marriage. Although things may just fall into place once our children arrive, it sure helps to have a language plan worked out with our spouse ahead of time! Frank and his fiancée are doing what they can to plan things out now […]

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Review

Learning German Is Fun for Children

by Corey
Bilingual Children German Language

Last year while I was looking for ways families could help their children learn new languages, I came across a company producing language learning products specifically for children in a multitude of different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after […]

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Review

Ultralingua Language Dictionary Apps – A Review

by Corey
Ultralingua Language Dictionary Apps - A Review

Before we headed off to Germany last month to visit my husband’s family, Ultralingua contacted me about their new language dictionaries for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. What perfect timing! We had just purchased an iPad for our trip to Germany and I was delighted to have the opportunity to use it with the Ultralingua […]

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Families

Vorsprung Durch Slapstick: A Multilingual Sense of Humor?

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Multilingual Humor: Vorsprung Durch Slapstick

By Suze Nowak Photo credit: Marc Kjerland “How do you make a duck sing soul? Put it in the microwave until its Bill Withers.” Mwahhahahah…snort…grunt. As I broke a rib over one of my all time favourites, I shot a glance over at its German recipient. Silence and a serious frown of confusion. And there […]

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Celebrations

Multilingual Multicultural Valentine’s Day: Laced Doilies, Scarlett O’Hara & a German Husband

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons When I was young, Valentine’s Day Eve was always the same: my mother and I would sit in front of the television watching Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) wail her heart-breaking laments while we snipped, glued and constructed Valentines for my classmates. Although almost every other student in my […]

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