raising multilingual children

Jabberlingual

Monolingual Envy

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta There are times when I wish we were just like the ordinary monolingual family next door. Let’s call them the Schmidts – The Schmidts just speak the majority language German all the time. They don’t wake up every morning wondering what language to speak. They don’t need to worry about whether OPOL […]

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Activities

Learning French in and Around the Garden: Part Two

by Corey
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It is that time again!  Time to have fun in the garden (physically or virtually) in French with Part 2 of Sarah Dodson-Knight’s wonderful 4-part summer activity. Whether you are a newbie in French or a native speaker, you are sure to find some fun activities in this series to get French language flowing with […]

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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: What About More Than Two Languages in a Multilingual Family?

by Corey
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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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Jabberlingual

Kazakhstan! How My Multilingual Child Learned to Write

by Alice
Kazakhstan (the German spelling) written by Dominik

By Alice Lapuerta Yesterday Dominik’s Kindergarten teacher had a bit of a crisis. She approached me, her face serious. “You know what your son did today?” Uh-oh. He probably threw a tantrum. He refused to share the Thomas train with another kid. He peed in his pants. He threw the puzzles out of the window. […]

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Activities

Learning French in and Around the Garden: Part One

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It is with pleasure that I introduce a new regular contributor: Sarah Dodson-Knight. Many of you know Sarah from her blog Bringing up Baby Bilingual and from her insightful columns in Multilingual Living Magazine where she shared her experiences teaching her nephew French and preparing to raise her own newborn in non-native French!  Welcome to […]

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