Raising Bilingual (or multilingual!) Children: 6 building blocks for success (May 18)

Next parent seminar in Amsterdam coming up! If you are raising your children with more than one language (or thinking about it), come along and find out the six building blocks for a successful Family Language Plan. This seminar has been developed over a decade of working with bilingual/multilingual families and packs in theoretical background … Continue reading Raising Bilingual (or multilingual!) Children: 6 building blocks for success (May 18)

Recovering heritage languages: rediscovering your “whole self”

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about why "heritage" languages are important, which came out of conversations with families trying to pass on a language with little "usefulness" but great emotional significance. Some of the most emotional stories I've heard over the years have been from adults who should have been raised bilingual, … Continue reading Recovering heritage languages: rediscovering your “whole self”

#IMLD: Being Bilingual: Words I like from other languages

After yesterday's less than serious offering on the benefits of bilingualism, today's post is slightly more serious, but still a fun topic. They may not be raindrops on roses and whispers on kittens...  but these are, indeed, a few of my favourite things (words, anyway!). One of the best thing about being bilingual is being … Continue reading #IMLD: Being Bilingual: Words I like from other languages