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Multilingual Family: Winter Language Learning

by Corey
Multilingual Family Wintertime

Multilingual Living has been a little quiet lately. If you have been wondering why, it is because we have been busy using a whole bunch of words that we rarely use in Seattle. Words that have to do with this: and this:

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Multicolored (Multicultural) Butterfly

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Multilingual Living: Multicultural Butterfly

By Trisha Yonekura Photo Credit: Paul Wever Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine “Come on, Bailey, let’s go,” I said waving good bye to his day care mates and the teachers. “Mommy, no English, please. My ears hurt,” came Bailey’s reply like a thousand needles right to my heart. I can understand how he feels. […]

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10 Things to AVOID Saying to Your International In-Laws This Holiday Season

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: istockphoto.com Are you in an international marriage? Are you going to be visiting your spouse’s family this holiday season? For many of us, this will be a wonderful time of sharing food, stories and laughter. For others it will be frustrating, uncomfortable and nervewracking. Whether you are looking forward to […]

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Book Extracts

Bilingual Siblings: The School Language Effect

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Have you ever wondered to what degree siblings influence the language dynamic in a bilingual family? Does each child prefer the same language? How does each child influence the language preferences of the others? Surprisingly, sibling language use is an uncharted area when it comes to bilingualism research. To help fill this void, Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert […]

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Multiculturalism

How I (Unwittingly) Taught My Son to Hate the Chinese

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: Snow Kisses Sky Fall, 2007 My son is 6 years old and we are talking about his upcoming birthday party. We discuss the foods that we’ll serve, how long the party will last, which games will be played, which kids will be in attendance and a myriad of other items. […]

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