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The ABC’s of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter B

by Corey
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B is for BELIEVE in yourself and your abilities! This is no time to start second guessing your strengths and focusing on your weaknesses. Come up with a plan and see how it goes. If you tell yourself that you can’t do it for any of a number of reasons, then you are setting a […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review: February 20

by Corey
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This is a review of the articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which went out this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here! Bilingual Brain Research This was the week […]

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Families

The ABC’s of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter A

by Corey
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A is for ASK Questions! Find reliable experts and supportive families and ask as many questions as you can. You need to be as prepared as possible so get into the habit of asking other bilingual and multilingual families what is and is not working for them.

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Activities

Play the Animal Riddle Game with Your Bilingual Children

by Corey
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Multilingual Living reader Maria sent in the following language learning activity.  She made up this activity to get her children hearing and using their minority language in a fun and fantastic way.  Your kids will not be able to resist the fun of this activity! Thank you Maria for taking the time to send in […]

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Activities

Halloween & Día de los Muertos

by Maria
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By Maria Hawkins Photo Credit: Loren Javier Aside from enjoying all the changes in the weather this time of year our family has a special fondness for celebrating Halloween and El Día de los Muertos. The kids start filling the house with decorations and preparing their costumes for Halloween. We stick to spooky more than […]

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Las Hojas Estan Cambiando (The Leaves Are Changing): Part One

by Maria
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Photo Credit:  Steven Deplo We are delighted to introduce a fantastic new contributor to Multilingual Living: Maria Hawkins! Maria is a former public school teacher who now homeschools her children in English and Spanish.  We asked Maria if she would be willing to share her teaching and language knowledge to create Spanish language lessons for […]

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Language Tips

9 Tips for Successful Language Learning

by Corey
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By Corey Heller As we all know, studying a language is different from living a language.  There is a very directed and purposeful process that occurs when we study a language. This makes sense: as adults, we already understand how language works (grammar, declensions, parts of speech) so we now apply those rules to yet […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Sept 19

by Corey
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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which took place this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips with me! Keep them coming!

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Getting Started

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

by Corey
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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

by Corey
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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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Jabberlingual

The Speckled Band: Or Learning English with Sherlock Holmes

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared at the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network in July 2006 Photo credit: Alterego “It was the band! The speckled band!!!” my mother read with dramatic intonation. My brothers and I huddled against her. I didn’t understand a word she said, but fidgeted around with excitement nevertheless. “Was ist das, ‘speckled band’?” we […]

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Six

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week six of Multilingual Living’s Language Challenge 101 – learning a 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 find everything we have done so far.

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