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Families

Immersion School: 4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Choosing One

by Corey
Immersion School: How to Choose

This is part two in a series of posts from Marcela Hede. Read her first post How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind for background on the following Part 2 post. Phone calls, letters, emails, Skype sessions… You name it I did it, all to find the right […]

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Multilingual Children: Which Language(s) Should We Use for Homework?

by Corey
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Multilingual children and homework: Please answer this post with your own tips & suggestions on how you go about helping your bilingual children!

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General Multilingualism

What Happens to Second-Generation International Children?

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By Bettina Ribes-Gil Photo credit: CarbonNYC Introduction As a follow-up to my article on Immigration and Language, the question arises of what happens to the second-generation international children? A definition of a second-generation international child is that at least one parent was born outside the host country. Purists require both parents to be foreign-born. The […]

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General Multilingualism

Immigration and Language

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By Bettina Ribes-Gil Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine Photo credit: hatman12 An immigrant is a person living in a country that is not their own, often separated from the core family and in a culture with which they are not familiar. They include diplomats, officials working for international organizations, multinational corporations and international banks, […]

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Homeschool

Bilingual Homeschooling: How to Use Visual Dictionaries & Word Books for Language Learning

by Maria
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By Maria Hawkin Photo credit: Le Petit Poulailler Once we started down the bilingual parenting road seven years ago (see my post on how we got started) I was energized and passionate and jumped in with both feet.  I was reconnecting with my Spanish language and culture that I had often ignored since college and […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review: February 20

by Corey
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This is a review of the articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and more which went out this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here! Bilingual Brain Research This was the week […]

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Book Extracts

Extracts from Bilingual: Life and Reality – Chapter 19

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It is our great honor at Multilingual Living to publish this series of extracts from Professor François Grosjean’s new book Bilingual: Life and Reality, which has been nominated for the Edward Sapir Book Prize 2010. Prof. Grosjean knows intimately what he writes about: not only is he “one of the grand old men of research […]

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Families

The School Director Disagrees with Raising Children Bilingually

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By Isabelle Lazonde My son is 5 now but when he was 2 it was suspected he had a learning difficulty. He didn’t speak much and the words took a while to get out. We were worried naturally. I speak English to him and my husband French, given those are our native languages. On starting […]

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An American Family Living in Spain – Will My Son Be OK in School?

by Corey
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My husband and I live in southern Spain with our four young children. Two boys (ages six and four) as well as two girls (ages two and one). We have decided to enroll our children in the local Spanish schools. So far this has been hardest on my six year old as he does not […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Week in Review: Oct 24

by Corey
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This is a review of the interesting articles, Tweets, 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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Education in a Foreign Language for Children with Special Needs?

by Corey
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Dear Madalena, I wanted to ask you about kids with special education needs attending language immersion programs. If the student has reading/writing/language processing disabilities, is it too much to add on top of that the layer of going to school in a foreign language that is not supported in the home?

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Activities

Las Hojas Estan Cambiando (The Leaves Are Changing): Part One

by Maria
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Photo Credit:  Steven Deplo We are delighted to introduce a fantastic new contributor to Multilingual Living: Maria Hawkins! Maria is a former public school teacher who now homeschools her children in English and Spanish.  We asked Maria if she would be willing to share her teaching and language knowledge to create Spanish language lessons for […]

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