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Homeschool

Biliteracy: Teaching Bilingual Children to Read and Write in More Than One Alphabet

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Henry Scott As you have already read in Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than one Language and Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us, helping our children to learn to read and write in more than one language is 1 part teaching and 9 parts […]

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Homeschool

Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Erica Olsen Long before our bilingual children learn to read and write, they will have been exposed to the written word in many different formats. They see words on signs, in books, on computers, and plastered across billboards. In fact, it is difficult to get through the day without being […]

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Multilingual ABC

The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter R

by Corey
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R is for… Read, Read, Read! We are hitting the letter R just in time for our series of posts on biliteracy! How perfect! When it comes to multilingual parenting, the key is to incorporate reading every way you can. Here are some examples that can make all the difference in your multilingual household: Make […]

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Ask an Expert

Can I Support My Bilingual Child’s Reading in Both Languages?

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Every day, as our children are growing we have so many questions about how to continue raising them bilingually.  Lately, we have had an encounter with our 1st grader.  It is the issue of reading. How can we help our our son learn to read in his second language but also help him with his […]

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Jabberlingual

Addled Brains, Twisted Tongues and Learning English with Dr. Seuss

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta I am suffering from postpartum dementia. I forget half the things on my shopping list. I forgot my ATM pin number the other day. You know that feeling when you go into a room to get something only to stand there, wondering what was it that you wanted here, again? Happens to […]

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Teaching Very Young Multilingual Children How to Read and Write in Their Languages?

by Corey
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We have a 2.5 year old daughter and speak Turkish at home.  Recently we moved to Cheyenne Wyoming.  I’m feeling concerned a bit about the future. What I have observed in my friends who grew up here is that their use of oral language is perfect, but writing is almost always a problem.

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review – June 6

by Corey
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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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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: Are My Bilingual Children Getting Enough Exposure?

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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Expert Advice

Does Bilingualism Cause Language Delay?

by Corey
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One of the most consistent things I was warned about many years ago when my husband and I decided to both speak German with our swaddled babe in arms was language delay.  Everyone told me not to worry if my son didn’t start speaking until later, as bilingual children are known to start speaking later […]

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