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Learning a Second Language with Dad – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Learning a Second Language with Dad - 10 Minutes at a Time

  By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: Stephen Cochran There are many dads who are hands-on in giving their children the gift of bilingualism. As one dad told us, “I have great memories of going to German school and learning German on top of English. I would like my daughter to have fond memories of […]

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Role-Playing in a Second Language – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Role-Playing in a Second Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: starrynight_012 Like many parents raising kids with more than one language, we are often concerned about how much talk time our kids get in the second language. Creating an environment in a second  language requires a lot of reading, a lot of stories and a bunch of songs. We […]

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Language Learning: The Importance of Making It Fun (and How to Do It)

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Language Learning: The importance of making it fun and how to do it

By Andrew Photo credit: Ernst Moeksis Hi, I’m Andrew,  I run a website called How to Learn Spanish and I’ve been reading MultiLingual Living almost since it started. Today I’d like to talk to those of you who are learning or teaching a language (whether you’re teaching children or adults is irrelevant, this applies across […]

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Making Homework in a Second Language Fun for Children – 10 Minutes at a Time

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Making Homework Fun for Children in a 2nd Language - 10 Minutes at a Time

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: spiritinme Stories, games, music, conversations are all great ways to expose children to a second language. And best of all, our kids will be learning without really realizing that they are learning. They soak things up while having fun: Slowly developing understanding and fluency in a second language. But […]

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Technology to Help Children Learn a New Language: 10 Minutes at a Time

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By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: flickingerbrad Technology is a tremendous help when teaching children a new language, especially for time-starved parents. At the same time, screen time should to be limited to what we, as parents, believe is appropriate. In our family, technology is a definite help when exposing our children to French, Spanish […]

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