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Are You Fluent Enough to Raise Your Child In a Second Language?

by Corey

Raising a child in a non-native language is a hot topic these days.  What with the cost of language schools out of reach for most parents and a lack of native-speaking family members and friends nearby, raising our children in a non-native language has become a desirable option. The question on most parents’ minds, however, […]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

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By Corey Heller Wondering why your children are not speaking your language?  It is hard to say why one child will gladly speak a second (and third and fourth) language while another will resist it.  Below are the top 10 most likely reasons why they are not.  Do some of these resonate with your multilingual […]

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Barack Obama: Please Raise Your Children Bilingually!

by Corey

Although we know that raising our children in more than one language is the right (and best!) thing we can do, it sure feels good to have a president who publicly encourages bilingualism! The following is from the 2008 campaign trail, even before Barack became president. Here is Barack Obama speaking Indonesian:

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Multilingual Envy – It Happens To the Best of Us

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: istockphoto The kids and I are walking down the sidewalk when we see a bunch of people standing outside the library waiting for it to open.  Kids are jumping on rocks and meandering through small bushes, adults sit on the benches reading books and chatting in the sunshine. What a […]

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Multilingualism Without Words

by Corey

Today my children and I joined our homeschool group to watch two amazing live shows.  They were part of an international event in Seattle titled The Giant Magnet. The first show was a juggler from Québec Canada: Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus. Fabulous!  The second was the world-renowned group Black Violin. Amazing! These shows were […]

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