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Language Activity: Time For Some Multilingual Spying!

by Corey
Multilingual-Bilingual Children Language Activities

Do you know about the game, “I Spy”? It is a great game to encourage your children to use your language (or at least to get your children listening to it)! You basically describe something that you can see from where you are standing or sitting. For example, “I spy with my little eye something […]

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The #1 Language Ingredient For Raising Multilingual Children

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Mother and son

As parents of multilingual children, we are often plagued by a myriad of concerns, especially when it comes to our multilingual children speaking.  We wonder if our children’s speech delay has anything to do with us raising them multilingually.  We worry about our multilingual children mixing their languages.  We fret when our children all of […]

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Your Multilingual Child’s School Vocabulary In Your Language

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By Corey Heller This article originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Each day your child goes to school and picks up a tremendous amount of new vocabulary.  How can you even imagine keeping up with this kind of language explosion in your own language? The truth is, you can’t.  However, you can make a difference […]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

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Girls Whispering

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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Language Switching Can Be Good!

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When both or all participants in a conversation understand both languages, switching has a purpose.  It’s almost as if a third language is introduced.  Code-switching may occur in large blocks of speech, between sentences or within sentences. Some authors have made a distinction between language mixing and code-switching.  Language mixing has been used to refer […]

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