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Multilingual Family: Which Language Should I Teach My Child?

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Multilingual Child: Which Language Should We Choose?

By Jeffrey Nelson Photo credit: Jaymeekae @ istockphoto When looking at raising a bilingual child, one of the first questions, obviously, is which language to teach them. In some situations, like my own, the answer is fairly obvious because there are not a lot of options; or so it would appear. Our home language was […]

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Piffies on Rock Buns: Multilingual Parenting with a Yorkshire Twist

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By Suze Nowak Photo credit: jaaron “Come on Finje, get a twitch on. We have to leave now. I’m sitting here like Piffy on a rock bun!” Finje’s expression, when she eventually appeared at the top of the stairs, was questioning. I, no doubt due to a combination of advancing old age and last minute […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter T

by Corey
Letter_T

T is for… Time! When it comes to raising children multilingually, there are actually very few absolute rules for how to go about it. However, there is one element that is key: time! Unless your children are exposed to the language(s) a lot, they are not going to have a chance to become multilingual. Time […]

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QUIZ: What Type of Multilingual Parent Are You?

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Head to Head

By Alice Lapuerta Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine What type of multilingual parent do you think you are? Take our quiz and find out. Make sure to answer honestly! You might be surprised at the results. Not happy with the results? Don’t take them too seriously! This quiz is just for fun. However, it […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter K

by Corey
Letter_K

K is for… Keep on going! Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could? He’s just a little guy, trying to pull his load and there rising before him is a big, massive, long, large, enormous, hulking mountain. Do the tracks go around it? No. Do the tracks go through it via […]

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The Joy of Swearing in a Non-Native Language

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By Corey Heller Photo Credit: Ben and Kaz Askins Today was not a day that I am proud of.  I yelled at my German husband in front of my multilingual kids.  And, as always, I regretted it later. My patient husband kept calm – which made me even more annoyed. Is that a German trait, […]

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101: Let the Spanish Language Learning Begin!

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Are you up for the challenge? Of course you are! Many of you have read the magazine, have read the blog posts, and have sent me emails asking how, exactly, one goes about learning a new language together with kids. I hear you! It just isn’t as straightforward as we’d all like it to be, […]

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