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Giveaway! Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspective

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Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce that we are giving away a copy of the fantastic book, Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspective! We would like to thank the publishers, Multilingual Matters, for making this possible! To learn more about this book, check out an excerpt from it HERE! Raising trilingual children is a […]

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Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspectives

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Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

We are delighted to have the opportunity to share an excerpt from the wonderful new book Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspectives by Andreas Braun and Tony Cline! This book is part of the fantastic Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides published by Multilingual Matters. We recommend that you browse the series for additional books of […]

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Raising Bilingual Children: Will My Efforts Be in Vain?

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Raising Bilingual Children: Will My Efforts Be in Vain?

By Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP Photo Credit: christine (cbszeto) At about 30 weeks in my first pregnancy, I remember sitting at my laptop for hours listening to children’s songs and compiling lyrics for future reference.  It was a tedious exercise of play-stop-rewind-play-stop-rewind-play. What in the world was I doing?  I was relearning old childhood […]

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Piffies on Rock Buns: Multilingual Parenting with a Yorkshire Twist

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By Suze Nowak Photo credit: jaaron “Come on Finje, get a twitch on. We have to leave now. I’m sitting here like Piffy on a rock bun!” Finje’s expression, when she eventually appeared at the top of the stairs, was questioning. I, no doubt due to a combination of advancing old age and last minute […]

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General Multilingualism

Multilingual Children Can Learn Languages Effortlessly

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As we have been hearing about for many years from renowned researchers, the benefits of bilingualism abound. Even as far back as the early days of Multilingual Living Magazine, we published one article after another showing why multilingualism is the best way to go (we even discussed Prof. Bialystok’s research on Alzheimer’s patients long before […]

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Helping Children Learn a New Language: 10 Minutes at a Time

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Bilingual children 10 minutes a day

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: jules:stonesoup Learning a new language is a fascinating experience. It can be transformational. Your perceptions about the people, their culture and traditions can change significantly. Instilling the love of learning languages in our children makes the whole experience even stronger. But how and when do we actually do it? […]

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Trilingual Miracle: Interview with Belgian Linguist Jean-Marc Dewaele

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By Clo Originally published in Multilingual Living Magazine In my constant quest of knowledge to better understand the different and complex facets of multilingualism, I stumbled across a very informational paper by Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele, a Belgian Professor in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck College in London,UK. A bilingual from birth himself (French and […]

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How How Can I Encourage My Husband To Speak His Language with Our Bilingual Daughter?

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Before I ask my question I’d like to thank you for all of your good work. My question is how to convince my husband to speak to our daughter in “his” language. My daughter is going to be 3 years old in November. We speak English at home and I speak to my daughter in […]

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Will Teaching Our Multilingual Child Sign Language Help Or Hinder?

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Both my nephews learned baby sign language with their parents, and could sign simple things before they were one. They continued to use baby sign language even as they learned how to speak… it was in a way their “second language”. My sister-in-law sent me the DVD about baby sign language and recommended it to […]

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I Want to Teach My Child a Third Language

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I live in Brisbane Australia with my wife (Korean) and three children.  They all are bilingual Korean/English. I have tried to teach my daughter, Angela, who is 5  years old Spanish but she can’t find the need to speak Spanish and shows no interest. Could you give me some suggestions to gain her interest in […]

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The Evil Majority Language

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Time for the community language

By Alice Lapuerta The majority language = the bad language. This has somehow firmly embedded itself in my mind. It’s the language that you should avoid speaking at all costs. It will, ever so deviously, take over if you don’t watch out. So you better make sure it’s safely caged and stays where it belongs: […]

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We Are Mixing Languages All the Time! Are We Confusing Our Multilingual Child?

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I am Brazilian, my husband is American and we live in France with our 4 months old daughter. My husband and I are both fluent in French and English, and he understands Portuguese pretty well and is working on speaking it. I mostly speak Portuguese to our daughter, and he mostly speaks English.  Our family […]

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