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Giveaway! Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspective

by Corey
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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Book Extracts

Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents’ Perspectives

by Corey
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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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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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Nine

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week nine of Multilingual Living’s Language Challenge 101 – learning a language over the course of 101 days. If you missed our first few weeks, just click on the Language Challenge 101 button on the very left of this website page and you’ll find everything we have done so far.

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Eight

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week eight of Multilingual Living’s Language Challenge 101 – learning a language over the course of 101 days. If you missed our first few weeks, just click on the Language Challenge 101 button on the very left of this website page and you’ll find everything we have done so far.

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Jabberlingual

The Evil Majority Language

by Alice
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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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Jabberlingual

Addled Brains, Twisted Tongues and Learning English with Dr. Seuss

by Alice
The author's son, Niki, with his Dr. Seuss book in hand

By Alice Lapuerta I am suffering from postpartum dementia. I forget half the things on my shopping list. I forgot my ATM pin number the other day. You know that feeling when you go into a room to get something only to stand there, wondering what was it that you wanted here, again? Happens to […]

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Jabberlingual

Pass the Bread, Please: Of Bagels, Kipferl, Semmerl, Brötchen and Cachitos

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta My kids are watching CBeebies, the children’s program of BBC, which we were not able to receive until now. It is hard to tell who is more excited: my kids or me! My philosophy is that if they must watch TV, it better be in English or Spanish. Modern technology is fantastic, […]

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Jabberlingual

Jabberlingual: A Multilingual Life in a Monolingual Village

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta We Jabberlinguals live in a decidedly monolingual, monocultural part of Upper-Austria: we live in The Village. The Village is a small town in the country-side, surrounded by lush forests, green meadows and yellow fields. In the distance you can see the snow-capped Alps. A picturesque place, where fox and rabbit tell each […]

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Expert Advice

Trilingualism? Just Do It!

by Alice
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 The author, Alice Lapuerta, with her husband and daughter By Alice Lapuerta This originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. When we first embarked our multilingual adventure, my husband and I had a problem: we did not speak each other’s languages. Even though we communicated in English with each other, we decided to use our mother […]

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Expert Advice

Will My Trilingual Child Be Equally Fluent in All Three Languages?

by Alice
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If we have three languages in our family, are my children going to be equally fluent in all languages and be able to speak them with native-like ability? Answer from Alice Lapuerta: The chances of acquiring equal, native-like fluency in all three languages is probably a bit unrealistic. As with bilingualism, language aptitude is subjected […]

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