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Bilingualism, Immigration & Stress: Adapting to a New Country

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Bilingualism, Immigration and Stress: Adapting to a New Country

By Ingrid Weilguny Flag photo:  © Josh Obryan | Dreamstime Stock Photos Immigrating is one of the most stressful events you can experience yet it is something that millions of people do each year. How people adapt to this can affect many things, including your child’s language development. Truman, Sharar and Pompe published a study […]

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Can You Ever Go Back?

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Living Abroad: Can You Ever Go Back?

Can we ever go back home? That is the question which Dinka Souzek considers in this wonderful essay about returning to our native country after having lived abroad. For those who have never lived in another country, it may seem like a strange question to ask. Yet, for those of us who have lived in […]

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What Happens to Second-Generation International Children?

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By Bettina Ribes-Gil Photo credit: CarbonNYC Introduction As a follow-up to my article on Immigration and Language, the question arises of what happens to the second-generation international children? A definition of a second-generation international child is that at least one parent was born outside the host country. Purists require both parents to be foreign-born. The […]

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Immigration and Language

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Passport immigration stamp

By Bettina Ribes-Gil Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine Photo credit: hatman12 An immigrant is a person living in a country that is not their own, often separated from the core family and in a culture with which they are not familiar. They include diplomats, officials working for international organizations, multinational corporations and international banks, […]

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How Can I Help an ELL Child Feel Comfortable with His Culture & Accent?

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Dear Madalena, I am tutoring a Nepalese Kindergarten student. He has been in the US for about one year; and he had some basic English knowledge before he came here. I was chosen as his tutor, because I am ESL myself (I don’t have much of an accent, but I can relate). He seems very […]

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