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Why Raising a Bilingual Child Is Very, Very Simple – and Very, Very Difficult

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By Adam Beck Photo credit: Bill Selak On one hand, raising a bilingual child is very, very simple: given sufficient exposure to two languages, and a genuine need to use both, the growing child will become bilingual quite naturally. In my work as a longtime teacher of bilingual children, having watched hundreds of children become […]

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Book Extracts

Extracts from Bilingual: Life and Reality – Chapter 17

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It is our great honor at Multilingual Living to publish this series of extracts from Professor François Grosjean’s new book Bilingual: Life and Reality, which has been nominated for the Edward Sapir Book Prize 2010. Prof. Grosjean knows intimately what he writes about: not only is he “one of the grand old men of research […]

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Getting Started

Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day – Part Two

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Millard As I outline in the first article, Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day – Part One, language learning isn’t really so very different from financial investing: We start off with some basic words and inspiration (initial investment), then each day we add a little more […]

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Getting Started

Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day – Part One

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: John Millard Have you heard of compound interest?  The worldwide financial crises aside, experts say that compound interest can make us millionaires by the time we retire if we take advantage of it correctly. It goes without saying that it is completely dependent upon how much money we invest initially, […]

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Ask an Expert

How Should We Communicate With Our Baby to Ensure She Will Become Bilingual?

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My wife Erika and I just had our first baby girl, and we are very excited! Erika is from Peru, and speaks fluent Spanish and speaks decent to fairly good English (depending on the situation) and is taking reading and writing classes to improve her skills. I am a native English speaker and I also […]

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