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Families

Are Saturday Language Schools Really Beneficial?

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By Corey Heller Today is Saturday. And what do we do on Saturday mornings? We rush out the door to go to school, German Language School.  Regardless of how early I get up and start getting the kids ready, we are almost always late!  Unbelievable! “Kids, please, please, please hurry up and eat your breakfast!” […]

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Expert Advice

Will My Bilingual Child Lose a Language?

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It is often the case that the strengths of a person’s two languages tend to vary across time.  As there is more or less exposure to one language, as different people such as brothers and sisters enter the family situation, as schooling starts and peer-group relationships grow, so does the language dominance and preference of […]

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Expert Advice

Is Everyday Exposure to the Target Language Necessary for Multilingual Children?

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Children learn language through daily contacts, emotional bonds, and everyday interactions with their caregivers.  Language learning happens, for instance, while children are playing everyday games like peekaboo and being talked to while having their clothing changed, sitting in their car seat, and being fed and bathed.

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Families

Non-Native Speakers Can Raise Multilingual Children!

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By Corey Heller Article first appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Emma is French and lives in France with her Russian husband and two children.  “My husband and I both speak Russian to our daughters even though it isn’t my native language,” she says.  “Sometimes I wonder if it is the right thing to do because […]

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Getting Started

How Multilingual Families Can Start a Language Playgroup!

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Where are all those other families with kids who speak your language? Stop wondering and start a language playgroup! Help families like yours meet and get to know each other! By Corey Heller D o you assume that a language playgroup is just for the kids? Think again! Parents are finding that they are having […]

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