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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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Multilingual Musings

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Valentine ii What with all of the wonderful reasons why marrying a foreigner is fantastic fun (see our post 10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner), there are some definite downsides as well. International marriage isn’t always filled with rolling R’s, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, blossoming roses and “until death […]

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Families

Do We Really Need to Move to China?

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Multilingual Family: Moving to China

By Franck & Cristina Photo Credit: Dustin Brice “Do we really need to move to China?” This was our 5-year old Pablo’s question two weeks before we said goodbye to New Jersey to move to Shanghai. How do you answer when your child asks you such a question, right after the last bedtime story? We […]

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General Multilingualism

The Students Are Coming. We Need to Be Home.

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FIUTS - Foundation International Understanding Through Students

Do you live in the Seattle, Washington, USA area? Consider hosting an international student through the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)! Below is a post from one of the FIUTS Board of Directors about his own experiences as both a student and a host.   By Greg Siegler Photo Credit: Kasey Rackowitz When […]

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General Multilingualism

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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Multiculturalism

The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

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Multilingual Living is delighted to have the opportunity to spread the word about a fantastic organization: The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS). My husband and I have personally benefited from this program when we arrived in Seattle for the first time in 1995. It was such a relief to be picked up at […]

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Multilingual Musings

10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner (Like I Did)

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By Corey Heller Photo Credit: Kim Hyeyoung What with all of the fantastic American men around, what made me choose to tie the knot with a foreigner? How about this fun, tongue-in-cheek, stereotypical rundown of some of my favorites (ignoring, of course, all of the challenges that go into an international marriage – you can […]

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