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Stupid Things on Planes

Stupid Things on Planes | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
As part of my recent trip back home to the UK with my son to see my family and go to IATEFL we obviously had to fly from Curitiba to London via Sao Paulo.  I chose a night flight in the hope that M...
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A Bilingual Child: Speaking in Chunks

A Bilingual Child: Speaking in Chunks | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
I have been a teacher of English as a foreign language for quite some time now, which means that it is very rare that I read something that revolutionises the way I see language or the best ways to...
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Hello, It's Good to Be Back

Hello, It's Good to Be Back | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
As you probably haven't noticed, I haven't written anything on here for about a month or so. I went to the IATEFL conference in the UK and decided to make a bit of a holiday out of it for both myse...
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Carnival in Curitiba: Zombie Walk

Carnival in Curitiba: Zombie Walk | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
We don't do carnival in Curitiba. We have a couple of pre-carnival days a couple of weeks before the big holiday, but from the Friday before carnival the vast majority of people in this city escape...
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A Bilingual Child: Not blue

A Bilingual Child: Not blue | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
One of Mr. T's first words was 'blue'.  This is hardly surprising as my football team back in the UK, Birmingham City, are nicknamed Blues.  I am certain that this is due to the fact that they play...
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Daddy Mouse

Daddy Mouse | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
We had a boys' night in last week when it was just me and Mr. T.  As he was on his way to pre-school earlier in the day, I asked him what he wanted to do, and he loudly declared 'Pizza'.  Who was I...
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I Am a Horse. My Son Is a Dog

I Am a Horse.  My Son Is a Dog | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
Shakespeare got it wrong.  He might have been a great wordsmith and playwright who could look into people's souls and see what made them tick.   But when it came to figuring out how many ages a man...
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A Bilingual Child: Pronunciation interference

A Bilingual Child: Pronunciation interference | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
A while ago I was talking to a good friend of mine who used to be an English teacher, but who has now graduated on to bigger and better things.  We were talking about how frustrating it can be teac...
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There Is this Theory of the Moebius

There Is this Theory of the Moebius | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
"There is this theory of the Moebius.  A twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop from which there is no escape.  So when we reach that point, whatever happened will happen again." Th...
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A Bilingual Child: Homophones

A Bilingual Child: Homophones | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
A homophone is 'one of a group of words that is pronounced in the same way but differing in spelling or meaning or both,' according to the Collins Dictionary.  An example might be the words 'bear' ...
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7 Things Curitiba Gets Completely Right

7 Things Curitiba Gets Completely Right | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
I have been living in Curitiba for a while now and, while it might not be the best city in the world it certainly has a lot going for it.  Here are 7 things that I think Curitiba gets completely (o...
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What we Did on Our Summer Holidays

What we Did on Our Summer Holidays | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
While most people reading this have been suffering from a wet and cold winter in the northern hemisphere, we in the south have been enjoying our summer.  On Boxing Day our family did the traditiona...
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A Bilingual Child: A third language?

A Bilingual Child: A third language? | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
I started this blog over a year ago with two main objectives: the first was to keep my family back home involved and up to date with what was going on with their only grandson/nephew.  I think I ha...
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He's supposed to be bilingual, but at the moment it seems he has 3 languages: English, Portuguese and ..?

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22 Things You'll Never Hear Somebody From Curitiba Say

22 Things You'll Never Hear Somebody From Curitiba Say | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
1. What this city needs is another shopping mall. 2. This holiday weekend, what I'd really love to do is sit in a traffic jam for hours on end and then stay near the beach while it rains the whole ...
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Flat Hunting: His Granddad's Grandson

Flat Hunting: His Granddad's Grandson | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
We are looking for a new flat at the moment.  We did have plans to build our own house, but thanks to the interminable bureaucracy that is Brazilian government we have had to put these plans on hol...
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Language Acquisition: The Bird is the Word | Richmond Share

Language Acquisition: The Bird is the Word | Richmond Share | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
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Why repetition is important for both first and second language acquisition.

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Reading Aloud

Reading Aloud | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
When I first started writing this blog, I posted a number of reviews of books that we were reading to our son.  I had envisaged this being a regular thing, perhaps every couple of weeks or so. I so...
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Non-faith, Spirituality, and the Golden Rule: Stephen Greene {Parenting and Faith} | All Done Monkey

Non-faith, Spirituality, and the Golden Rule: Stephen Greene {Parenting and Faith} | All Done Monkey | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
Reflections on the Golden Rule and how to raise your child to be spiritual without religion. Part of the Parenting and Faith series.
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The Emperor Strikes Back

The Emperor Strikes Back | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
After 711 days The Emperor is back.  Adriano made his debut last night for Atlético Paranaense, my team here in Curitiba, in the first match of the group stages of the Libertadores (Champions Leagu...
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A Bilingual Child: Aha!

A Bilingual Child: Aha! | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
For a long time Mr. T has been saying 'dah' for 'yes' or 'sim', as I might have mentioned before.  And then last week it changed.  I had half expected him to start saying 'tá' which you hear a lot ...
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6 Things Curitiba Gets Completely Wrong

6 Things Curitiba Gets Completely Wrong | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
Last week I sang the praises of my adopted city by looking at 7 things it gets completely right.  In the pursuit of balance, here are 6 things that Curitiba gets completely wrong. 1. Pavements The ...
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A Bilingual Child: The longest word

A Bilingual Child: The longest word | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
In the continuing adventures of learning two languages at the same time, our son, Mr. T, has broken his own personal record.  He now has new longest word in his quickly expanding repertoire. The wo...
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What Does Christmas Mean to a Two-Year-Old?

What Does Christmas Mean to a Two-Year-Old? | Raising Bilingual Kids | Scoop.it
What does Christmas mean to you? To me, it isn't such a big deal.  I am not some Scrooge-like figure who bah-humbugs his way through the holiday season, wishing everyone would just go back to work ...
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