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  • Multilingual families – why a child might grow up monolingual
  • Multilingual families – why a child might grow up monolingual
  • I love the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” – for the purpose of the topic at hand, I would like to expand it to “It takes two villages to raise a bilingual child”. This is of course not strictly true, but it does describe the need for extra resources and [...]
  • François Grosjean - who is bilingual
  • Professor François Grosjean – on bilingualism, language mode and identity
  • Fantastic interview with Professor François Grosjean, my all-time favourite specialist on bilingualism, conducted by Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attaché at the Cultural Services in New York. The video is brimming with useful information, to-the-point observations and helpful advice on raising bilingual children, not forgetting interesting insights into Professor Grosjean’s own bilingual background. The interview lasts about [...]
  • Top tips for motivating bilingual children to speak their languages
  • Top tips for motivating bilingual children to speak their languages
  • Choosing the topic for this month’s Raising Multilingual Children blogging carnival was actually very easy. “What do parents ask me most about?” I pondered and instantly I thought “How to motivate my child to speak the minority language?” My fellow bloggers – who all have their own bilingual children – have written new posts giving [...]
  • Motivating a bilingual child to speak the minority language
  • Motivating a bilingual child: Pricken the Swedish-speaking kitten
  •   “How to motivate my child to speak the minority language?” is one of the most frequently asked questions to our panel of Family Language Coaches. This challenge will also be the topic of the up-coming Raising Multilingual Children blogging carnival, which I will host here next week. Motivating a child to speak the minority [...]
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother, part 16
  • Snapshots from the everyday life of our (growing) fictional multilingual family, written by a bilingual mother. Monday Feeling a lot better, no morning sickness anymore but still extremely tired, just like with the previous two. I fall asleep on the sofa most evenings and I am so happy that hubby has taken over most of [...]


  • 12 things parents of bilingual children need to know
  • 12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know
  • This post is also available in the following languages (click on the picture to read the post). More translations to follow: 1 – It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will [...]

  • Multilingual Family
  • Multilingual Family with Polish, English, Spanish and ASL in the USA
  • Welcome the first part of an exciting new series ‘Multilingual Family’, where I interview families from different parts of the world. I have the pleasure to introduce you to the lovely family of Karolina, Oscar and their 2-year-old, gorgeous daughter Natalia. They live in the USA where Karolina and Oscar met after having moved from [...]



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