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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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General Multilingualism

Still Trilingual at Sixteen (Almost Quadrilingual!)

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Still Trilingual at Sixteen (Almost Quadrilingual!)

  By Livia Dewaele Being trilingual from birth definitely has advantages, I thought, as I received my results (A*) for my French IGCSE, sat two years early. My entire class at Palmers Green High School (London) is in agreement – they have all at one point told me and the other native French speaker in […]

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General Multilingualism

Multilingual Children Can Learn Languages Effortlessly

by Corey
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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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Families

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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General Multilingualism

English as a Third Language (L3) in Our Classrooms!?

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By Charissa Reijmers Photo credit: woodleywonderworks Introduction This article is aimed at ESL teachers worldwide. As the term ESL (English as a Second Language) indicates, the way we teach is usually focused on learners who learn English as their second language. For many learners English might not be their second (L2) but their third (L3) […]

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Ask an Expert

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

by Corey
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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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Trilingual Child with ADHD – Doctor Says to Switch to Fewer Languages

by Corey
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Dear Madalena, My husband (German) and I (Singaporean) have two children, aged 5 and 7.  He speaks German to them, I speak Chinese (even though English is my L1 and Chinese my second language).  Between us, my husband and I speak English.  I am fluent in German.  Our children were born in Germany and we […]

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Which Language Method Should We Choose With Our Baby: OPOL or ML@H?

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Dear Madalena, I wonder if you could please help us. We are going to have a baby soon, I am Spanish, my partner is English and we live in Spain. At first we thought we would go for the “minority language at home” method, in our case, English. However, I don’t trust myself to speak […]

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Jabberlingual

Sacking an Ideal: The Evil Ambilingual

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By Alice Lapuerta Photo Credit: Liz Ambilingual. The name itself sounds as though we are talking about an unpleasant sort of reptile, with yellow scales and gleaming eyes (at least five).   It may very well be such a monster! The Ambilingual is the epitome of everything in multilingualism that gives us parents headaches, worries, stress, […]

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Seven

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week seven 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 Diga-Diga Syndrome. Or: Confessions of a Worrisome Trilingual Parent

by Alice
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By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared in April 2006 on the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network. Photo Credit: gazzaPax As if parenthood doesn’t give us enough to worry about as it is, with bilingual children we worry just a tad bit more. One particular pet-worry is our children’s speech development. Counting and analyzing our children’s words as they […]

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Language Challenge 101

Language Challenge 101 – Week Five

by Corey
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¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to week five 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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