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Giveaway! Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspective

by Corey
Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a copy of the fantastic book, Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspective! We would like to thank the publishers, Multilingual Matters, for making this possible! To learn more about this book, check out an excerpt from it HERE! Raising trilingual children is a […]

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Review

Turkish for Children

by Corey
Turkish for Children

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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Language Tips

Learning a Second Language with Dad – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Learning a Second Language with Dad - 10 Minutes at a Time

  By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: Stephen Cochran There are many dads who are hands-on in giving their children the gift of bilingualism. As one dad told us, “I have great memories of going to German school and learning German on top of English. I would like my daughter to have fond memories of […]

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Language Tips

Role-Playing in a Second Language – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Role-Playing in a Second Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: starrynight_012 Like many parents raising kids with more than one language, we are often concerned about how much talk time our kids get in the second language. Creating an environment in a second  language requires a lot of reading, a lot of stories and a bunch of songs. We […]

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Language Tips

Making Homework in a Second Language Fun for Children – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Making Homework Fun for Children in a 2nd Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: spiritinme Stories, games, music, conversations are all great ways to expose children to a second language. And best of all, our kids will be learning without really realizing that they are learning. They soak things up while having fun: Slowly developing understanding and fluency in a second language. But […]

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Language Challenge 180

Technology to Help Children Learn a New Language: 10 Minutes at a Time

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By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: flickingerbrad Technology is a tremendous help when teaching children a new language, especially for time-starved parents. At the same time, screen time should to be limited to what we, as parents, believe is appropriate. In our family, technology is a definite help when exposing our children to French, Spanish […]

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General Multilingualism

Why Our Top 10 Excuses NOT to Learn a Language Don’t Hold Water

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By Corey Heller Photo © 2011 J. Ronald Lee For those of you who read Top 10 Excuses We Like to Give for NOT Learning a Language, this post is my rebuttal for why those excuses don’t hold water. They are things we say to buy a little more time or to get people off […]

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General Multilingualism

Top 10 Excuses We Like to Give for NOT Learning a Language

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Mattastic! Excuses, procrastination, avoidance… we all know these: Not enough time. Too many distractions. Life is simply too hectic. Over the years I have uttered my own excuses for not working on my foreign language skills (and I still do!). I know that it is simply a matter of priorities […]

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General Multilingualism

Multilingual Internet for Language Learning

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By Lindsey Wright Photo credit: CarbonNYC That the Internet connects users around the world and provides resources in all languages is no surprise. Users in Spain, China, the United States, and Egypt can all interface online, the only barrier being language. Yet what if this was no longer a barrier? What if individuals could use […]

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Fifteen

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week fifteen of Multilingual Living’s Language Challenge 101 – we are a bilingual family who is learning a new language over the course of 101 days. If you missed our first few weeks, just click on the Language Challenge 101 button on the very left of this website page and you’ll […]

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