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Bilingualism, Immigration & Stress: Adapting to a New Country

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Bilingualism, Immigration and Stress: Adapting to a New Country

By Ingrid Weilguny Flag photo:  © Josh Obryan | Dreamstime Stock Photos Immigrating is one of the most stressful events you can experience yet it is something that millions of people do each year. How people adapt to this can affect many things, including your child’s language development. Truman, Sharar and Pompe published a study […]

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How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind

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Bilingual Child Immersion

Bilingual children & language immersion: Spend a month abroad to immerse your bilingual child in the non-community language. Read here how one family is doing it!

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Multiculturalism

Can You Ever Go Back?

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Living Abroad: Can You Ever Go Back?

Can we ever go back home? That is the question which Dinka Souzek considers in this wonderful essay about returning to our native country after having lived abroad. For those who have never lived in another country, it may seem like a strange question to ask. Yet, for those of us who have lived in […]

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Families

Do We Really Need to Move to China?

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Multilingual Family: Moving to China

By Franck & Cristina Photo Credit: Dustin Brice “Do we really need to move to China?” This was our 5-year old Pablo’s question two weeks before we said goodbye to New Jersey to move to Shanghai. How do you answer when your child asks you such a question, right after the last bedtime story? We […]

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Multilingual Musings

$5,500 for the World’s Best Language Learning

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Bilingual Families: $5,500 for the Best Language Learning in the World

We’ve made it! We have arrived in Germany! Let the German language and culture bath begin! After waiting in the Seattle airport for our flight…   And checking last minute email with free wi-fi in the Seattle airport…

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Multilingual Musings

Multilingual Road Trip! The Heartache of Saying Good-Bye

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: TDC Digital As I wrote in my previous Multilingual Road Trip! posts (The Answer to Living Multilingually and When Languages Collide) my family and I have been traveling from Seattle (our current home) to northern California (my childhood home). Along the way we have experienced the immense beauty of people and landscapes. We […]

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Multilingual Musings

Multilingual Road Trip! When Languages Collide

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: TDC Digital As we mentioned in Multilingual Road Trip! The Answer to Living Multilingually, we are on a road trip along the Pacific Coast right now. We started in Seattle and made our first stop at Crater Lake. Gorgeous! We then continued on to San Francisco to stay with my […]

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Multilingual Musings

Multilingual Road Trip! The Answer to Living Multilingually

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: TDC Digital I know, I know – things have been a little quite around here at Multilingual Living. Where are all of the fantastic and fabulous posts? Where are the new multilingual resources and tips? Have we fallen off the side of the earth? No way! However, I do have […]

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Families

Children Reshaping Our Memories of Home

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By Corey Heller This originally appeared in 2008 at An American Between Worlds. I grew up in the foothills of northern California and have always had mixed feelings about the place. It is a small town and I grew up in a small house on two acres surrounded by oaks, manzanita, deer and quiet – […]

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Multiculturalism

Returning Home After Living Abroad

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By Corey Heller This originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. As many of us know and have experienced, living in another country changes you forever. You will never be the same and will never see things the same way again.  I mentioned this to a friend after having lived abroad for a year. She looked […]

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Expert Advice

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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Will My Multilingual Child Develop Multiple Identities?

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The ability to be both bilingual and bicultural is often the true test of fluency.  A major concern for parents is whether their bilingual child will develop a double identity alongside intellectual capacities in two languages.  Pressure to conform culturally is subtle and can come from a country or from a parent… Living with two […]

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