raising multilingual children


The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter M

by Corey

M is for… Masterminding! They say that children are like language sponges. But is this really true? Do children just sit in a room passively listening to what is around them and pick up everything without lifting a finger? No! Children learn languages as well as they do because they are engaged, involved, curious and […]

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Ask an Expert

What Is the Best Language Approach for Bilingual Parents to Use with Their Children?

by Madalena

Dear Madalena, My husband and I both speak English but I am bilingual and speak German as well.  I would like to teach my son German, he is 19 months old.  What is the best way for me to do this?  I have been thinking of speaking German with him every morning and then English […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – Aug 1

by Corey

This is a review of the interesting articles, Twitters, 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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The Evil Majority Language

by Alice

By Alice Lapuerta The majority language = the bad language. This has somehow firmly embedded itself in my mind. It’s the language that you should avoid speaking at all costs. It will, ever so deviously, take over if you don’t watch out. So you better make sure it’s safely caged and stays where it belongs: […]

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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: What Happens When Bilingual Children Start Going to School in the Community Language?

by Corey

While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children. It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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