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Bilingual Children: Why Does Each Child Speak Less English?

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Bilingual Children: Why Does Each Child Speak Less

By Ingrid Weilguny Photo credit: Jason Bolonski I remember before my children were born that we planned how it would be. Bringing them up bilingually, that is. We agreed on the one parent-one language approach. We decided that English would be the main influence within the house as outside the door they only heard German. […]

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Book Extracts

Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspectives

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Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

We are delighted to have the opportunity to share an excerpt from the wonderful new book Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspectives by Andreas Braun and Tony Cline! This book is part of the fantastic Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides published by Multilingual Matters. We recommend that you browse the series for additional books of […]

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giveaways and contests

Giveaway! Language Is Our Music: The Natural Way to Multilingualism

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Language Is Our Music: The Natural Way to Multilingualism

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a copy of the fantastic book, Language is Our Music: The Natural Way to Multilingualism! We would like to thank the publishers for making this possible! To learn more about this book, check out a free chapter from it HERE! Raising multilingual children is […]

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Expert Advice

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Multilingual Family in 2014

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Top 10 multilingual family resolutions for 2014

How was your family’s multilingualism in 2013? Did you feel like you made fantastic strides? Did you realize many of your goals? If so, wonderful! Keep up the great work in 2014! Don’t let yourself lose momentum! For the rest of us, below are our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Let the countdown […]

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The Best Way to Raise a Multilingual Child?

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Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Planning ahead for the arrival of our children is important in a multilingual marriage. Although things may just fall into place once our children arrive, it sure helps to have a language plan worked out with our spouse ahead of time! Frank and his fiancée are doing what they can to plan things out now […]

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Review

Children Can Have Fun Learning Italian

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bilingual child italian dino lingo

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 young children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, […]

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Review

Learning German Is Fun for Children

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Bilingual Children German Language

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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Multilingual Children: Which Language(s) Should We Use for Homework?

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Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Multilingual children and homework: Please answer this post with your own tips & suggestions on how you go about helping your bilingual children!

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Families

10 Reasons NOT to Raise Children Bilingually

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10 Reasons NOT to Raise Your Child Bilingually

By Corey Heller Photo Credit: Pixydust8605 There are hundreds, thousands, heck there may even be millions of reasons to raise a child bilingually. Those of us doing it know this intimately! Our children will grow up with the ability to speak in at least two languages, have a connection with more than one culture, will […]

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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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Non-Native

Raising Bilingual Children: The Non-Native Gone Astray?

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Raising Bilingual Children in Non-Native Language

By Corey Heller Photo credit: eamoncurry123 As many of you know, my husband is German and I am American. I met him in Galway, Ireland during an education abroad program in 1991, fell in love with him in 1992 and life hasn’t been the same since. (In a good way, that is!) After Ireland I […]

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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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