Teach Your Children Spanish

by Corey
Teach Child Spanish

In 2012 I was looking for ways families could help their children learn new languages and I came across a company producing language learning products specifically for children in a multitude of different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach young children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, […]

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Ask Multilingual Living

The Best Way to Raise a Multilingual Child?

by Corey
Bilingual Family - Multilingual child

Planning ahead for the arrival of our children is important in a multilingual marriage. Although things may just fall into place once our children arrive, it sure helps to have a language plan worked out with our spouse ahead of time! Frank and his fiancée are doing what they can to plan things out now […]

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Language Tips

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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Ultralingua Language Dictionary Apps – A Review

by Corey
Ultralingua Language Dictionary Apps - A Review

Before we headed off to Germany last month to visit my husband’s family, Ultralingua contacted me about their new language dictionaries for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. What perfect timing! We had just purchased an iPad for our trip to Germany and I was delighted to have the opportunity to use it with the Ultralingua […]

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Language Challenge 180

Flirting with the French (Language)

by Corey
flirting with the french language

By Corey Heller Photo credit: Neil Conway I admit it, I’ve been flirting. A lot. And what started as a fun little fling turned into a full-blown affair. He’s suave, debonair and hot-blooded. His accent is fantastic, he’s always available and I feel great when I’m with him. (And yes, my German husband knows all […]

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Language Challenge 180

Maintain Your Language Even When You Don’t Live in a Country Where It Is Spoken

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maintain your languages even if you don't live in a country where they are spoken

By Andrew Photo credit: coureagextoxlive Maintaining our languages can be relatively easy to do (compared to learning them in the first place) but only if we have the time to do it. We have our day-to-day routine (work, errands, school, conversing with local friends, etc.) which takes up much of our time and which also […]

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Multilingual Multicultural Valentine’s Day: Laced Doilies, Scarlett O’Hara & a German Husband

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons When I was young, Valentine’s Day Eve was always the same: my mother and I would sit in front of the television watching Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) wail her heart-breaking laments while we snipped, glued and constructed Valentines for my classmates. Although almost every other student in my […]

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General Multilingualism

Don’t They Speak Spanish in Spain?

by Alice

By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Opening a Can of Worms I always thought that in Spain, they speak Spanish. All of them. It was only after I met my friend and flat mate Maria that I learned that this is not the case. Maria is from Valencia and speaks Valencian. This […]

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General Multilingualism

Learn Spanish to Help You Understand English!

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By Leslie Collins Photo credit: lisibo “I before E, except after C.” You surely remember that grammar rule—and exception—from elementary school. Rules and exceptions like these are part of what make English so confusing and difficult to use eloquently. Even adults struggle to master the rules, structure, and tenses of English. Throughout adulthood, people are […]

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Language Challenge 101

The Telenovela Method of Learning Spanish (or any other language)

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Hi, I’m Andrew, and I’ve been teaching myself Spanish for almost four years now. I’ve been doing this entirely on my own and it’s been a huge learning experience, the fruits of which I enjoy sharing with other people who are passionate about teaching themselves a new language. Right now, I’m going to cover one […]

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

by Maria

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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Speekee TV Giveaway

by Corey

As many of you know, my family and I really like the Spanish language learning program Speekee. I’ve raved about it many times.  My latest comments are in my Language Challenge 101 – Week Thirteen video.  However, for those of you around the world who aren’t able to play PAL DVDs, you haven’t been able […]

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