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Pupils who speak English as a second language defy the odds to win a debating competition

Pupils who speak English as a second language defy the odds to win a debating competition | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Pupils from Kitchener Primary School won the inter-school debetaing competition.
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Why We Must Teach Our Kids to Be "Culturally Bilingual" - Huffington Post Canada

Why We Must Teach Our Kids to Be "Culturally Bilingual" - Huffington Post Canada | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Why We Must Teach Our Kids to Be "Culturally Bilingual"
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The country's largest and most diverse school board was in the spotlight recently for all the wrong reasons.
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For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language - NPR (blog)

For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language - NPR (blog) | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
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For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language
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But for many Latino parents (and others as well) there is something more at play; namely, it can feel like the family language is at stake.
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You Need These 3 Things to Raise a Bilingual Child – Bilingual ...

You Need These 3 Things to Raise a Bilingual Child – Bilingual ... | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Note: This post was adapted from the introduction to Instant Inspiration for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids, a resource I created to address a crucial aspect of the bilingual journey—something that will make or break your ...
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Announcing my book: Bringing up a Bilingual Child

Announcing my book: Bringing up a Bilingual Child | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce that my book “Bringing up a Bilingual Child” will be out in June! It is a how-to-guide for parents raising bilingual children in families with more than one language.
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7 ways to motivate your child to speak the minority language

7 ways to motivate your child to speak the minority language | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Motivation is the key to any language learning, never more so than for a bilingual child keeping up with the minority language. 1 - Habit If you consistently stick to speaking the minority language...
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12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know

12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
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 learn all languages they hear regularly...
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Mother tongue - how do you define yours?

Mother tongue - how do you define yours? | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Happy International Mother Language Day! There could not be a more appropriate day than today to reflect on the term ‘mother tongue’ – but what does it really mean, especially if you speak more tha...
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The voice behind the blog

The voice behind the blog | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
I am so excited to share with you an interview I did earlier on this month. Thank you to Olena Centeno, one of the co-founders of Bilingual Kids Rock, who did all the hard work for this interview. ...
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Our clever little linguists – children do say the funniest things!

Our clever little linguists – children do say the funniest things! | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
It is fascinating to observe children learning to speak, and it is mind-boggling how quickly they get skilled at using their language to get something, first by directly asking to soon finding an imaginative way of using language to manipulate...
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How to raise a bilingual child (the simple way) | The Art of Simple

How to raise a bilingual child (the simple way) | The Art of Simple | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
It does get tiring and tough, and there are times when we want to just watch/read/sing instead of playing twenty {thousand} questions, but it's a choice we've made to raise a bilingual child and so, answer we must.
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I do however believe that a certain amount of consistency will make the outcome more certain.

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How to raise a bilingual kid - Ogijima

Or more precisely, how to make sure your binational, bicultural kid becomes bilingual. Six months after the creation of this new rubric on the blog, here is at last its second post (this rubric is meant to be a long term thing, more ...
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Preterm babies' language skills better when exposed to adult speech - Medical News Today

Preterm babies' language skills better when exposed to adult speech - Medical News Today | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Preterm babies' language skills better when exposed to adult speech Medical News Today The study authors note that older children exposed to little amounts of adult speech are at risk for delays in language development, but it had not yet been...
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March Multilingual Carnival: How Immersion Programs Can Help with Both Language and Culture

March Multilingual Carnival: How Immersion Programs Can Help with Both Language and Culture | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Hello, everyone! I am pleased and excited to be hosting The Piri Piri Lexicon’s Multilingual Carnival this month! This month we are exploring immersion programs and experiences of multilingual blog...
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Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child?

Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child? | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Most advice for parents raising bilingual children is based on the presumption that there are two parents actively involved in the upbringing. What if you are a single parent and don’t have the support of a partner – can it...
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“A” is for airplane. But “V” is for vliegtuig… the beauty of bilingual ...

“A” is for airplane. But “V” is for vliegtuig… the beauty of bilingual ... | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
The question of reading - who reads what and in what language? is a common one in bilingual families. Should each parent only read books in their own language? Is it okay to read books in the other language?
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Ten amazing facts about bilingualism - Bilingual Parenting blog

Ten amazing facts about bilingualism - Bilingual Parenting blog | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Bilingualism actually grows grey matter! In the recent past, parents and teachers assumed that teaching children to another language at an early an age would delay their language skills and somehow stunt their overall ...
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also check http://multilingualparenting.com/2014/01/22/bilingual-is-better-the-advantages-of-speaking-more-than-one-language/

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14 fun activities for a fortnight of word play

14 fun activities for a fortnight of word play | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
I often speak about making it fun when you are practicing language skills with your children, so I thought it would be only fair that I come up with some ideas for how to do this. Below is a list o...
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Why I want my children to be bilingual – Ben Faccini – Aeon

Why I want my children to be bilingual – Ben Faccini – Aeon | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
In a world that converses only in English, we’ll talk only of banal things: that’s why I want my children to be bilingual (Those who spoke two languages developed dementia an average of four and a half years later than the monolinguals
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"My teenage daughter has stopped speaking my language!"

"My teenage daughter has stopped speaking my language!" | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Beautiful flowers with accompanying thistles. Teenagers love to rebel, that’s how it is, has always been and will always be. Better just be prepared for it. If two languages have been the norm so f...
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What Is Captive Reading and How Will It Help My Bilingual Child?

What Is Captive Reading and How Will It Help My Bilingual Child? | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Captive reading is a highly effective strategy for increasing a child’s exposure to reading material and boosting language ability. (What Is Captive Reading and How Will It Help My Bilingual Child?
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Does raising multilingual, multicultural children encourage them to ...

Does raising multilingual, multicultural children encourage them to ... | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Victim of his multilingual, multicultural upbringing? star background manga. He speaks French, English and Spanish fluently. He takes English courses with the other French children at the middle school and has also began a ...
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Talking to babies can help develop their language skills - Firstpost

Talking to babies can help develop their language skills - Firstpost | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
Firstpost Talking to babies can help develop their language skills Firstpost To understand why language processing is so important, consider this sentence: "The kitty's on the bench." If the youngster knows the word "kitty," and his brain...
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You can never talk too much with your little ones! ... though remember that we have two ears and only one mouth - for a reason...

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Should Parents Push Children to Use Minority Language?

Should Parents Push Children to Use Minority Language? | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it
RT @Multi_Ling_Mat: Should Parents Push Children to Use #Minority #Language? http://t.co/ib04x2Cd3n via @Bilingual_Kids
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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.

Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing. | Multilingual Parenting | Scoop.it

Via Anne Egros
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Anne Egros's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:53 AM

A very much needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism.

 

For example, too often managers are chosen for their abilities to speak the local language but someone can have a better cultural sensitivity and be  more successful without speaking the local language.