Book - Bringing up a Bilingual Child cropped compressed Rita Rosenback StCm Hi, I am Rita Rosenback, the author of “Bringing up a Bilingual Child” and the blogger on this site. Children and languages are my passion, and I have written my book for parents and carers in families with more than one language. It is an easy-to-read guide with practical advice for parents raising bilingual children. The book’s subtitle “Navigating the seven Cs of multilingual parenting: Communication, Confidence, Commitment, Consistency, Creativity, Culture and Celebration” lists the core components of successfully passing on a family language to the next generation. In addition to the down-to-earth hints and tips I also tell you about my family’s journey and how my daughters acquired their languages. The Special Edition contains two additional chapters – the first one list ideas on how to engage your child to speak your language and the second is a list of encouraging thoughts for when you need them the most. Buying the Special Edition also gives you access to additional resources on the website.

News

  • 20/06/2014 Special Edition of "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" on sale now!
  • 14/06/2014 "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" book launch event at the Globe Academy in London.
  • 14/06/2014 Aleena Naylor interviews Rita for BBC Radio Derby.
  • 12/06/2014 Standard edition of "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" now on sale at Amazon.
  • 9/06/2014 Rita being interviewed by her daughter Daniela here.
  • 30/05/2014 Fellow blogger Maria Babin interviews Rita on her blog, Trilingual Mama.
  • 30/05/2014 Rita’s post Traveling – for real or virtually – is great for kids’ cultural and language awareness on Multicultural Kids Blog.
  • 25/05/2014 Multilingual Parenting is the host for May edition of the Raising Multilingual Children Blogging Carnival.
  • 15/05/2014 The impressive Pentagon Hall of the Globe Academy is chosen as the venue for the Book Launch event on Saturday, 14th of June .
  • 05/05/2014 Multilingual Parenting is proud to present its new logo.
  • 30/04/2014 The www.multilingualparenting.com has been viewed for a quarter of a million times!
  • 19/03/2014 Announcement: Rita’s book “Bringing up Bilingual Child” will be out in June. Subtitle “How to Navigate the Seven Cs of Multilingual Parenting: Communication, Confidence, Commitment, Consistency, Creativity, Culture and Celebration”.
  • 19/02/2014 Fellow blogger Olena Centeno interviews Rita for her podcast series.
     

From the blog

  • Bilinguals and accents
  • Bilinguals and accents
  • Should you be able to speak a language without an accent to call yourself bilingual? Can you acquire a native-like accent in a language you learn later in life? Do others guess where your accent is from? Does it really matter? Do you care? I have recently discussed accents with a few different people, some [...]
  • What parents of bilingual children would have done differently
  • What parents of bilingual children would have done differently
  • Hindsight is a wonderful thing they say … well, it really is – if you share your experiences with others who are at the start of the journey of bringing up a bilingual children! I have asked parents whose children have grown up to become bilingual if there was anything they would have done differently [...]

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  • Question I have a dilemma – we are a bilingual couple, my native language is English and my husband is German. I have studied German so I am more or less fluent in it having spent a few years in Germany. We live in the US and none of my husband’s relatives live here, nor [...]
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