International Mother Language Day 2015 – #IMLD campaign

Join us in celebrating all our languages with a month of events/posts/ promotions leading up to "International Mother Language Day" on February 21, 2015 (Fathers, your language is included too!). Onraisingbilingualchildren will have special posts on February 12 and 19 on supporting Mother Tongue at home and at school. Please share links using the #IMLD … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2015 – #IMLD campaign

If you only buy one book about bilingualism… (A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism)

I actually say that every time I do a seminar on raising bilingual children. I take my copy, and I show it around, and tell the parents that *this* is the book to buy. So what is so great about this book already (it's been top of my recommended resources list since I started) and … Continue reading If you only buy one book about bilingualism… (A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism)

It’s DRONGO time again! Join us for a day of multilingual delights (Sept. 27)

It may seem a bit precocious to be announcing a festival upcoming in September, but it is never too early to mark it on your calendar! Last year's DRONGO, the second edition, was a roaring success, with over 7,000 visitors over the day. This year's promises to be bigger and better! I am once again … Continue reading It’s DRONGO time again! Join us for a day of multilingual delights (Sept. 27)

Euromarkt: Come and meet multilingual Europe (and a little bit of the world…)

On May 18, the European School Bergen is hosting their annual "Euromarkt". For those of you lucky enough to live within reach, it will be a day spent in multilingual activity and enjoyment. The school parents' committee hosts the event, and different country groups provide entertainment, food and fun. There will be a multilingual book … Continue reading Euromarkt: Come and meet multilingual Europe (and a little bit of the world…)

“A” is for airplane. But “V” is for vliegtuig… the beauty of bilingual resources from Diglot Books

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? What if your accent is terrible? What if you only want to read in *your* language … Continue reading “A” is for airplane. But “V” is for vliegtuig… the beauty of bilingual resources from Diglot Books

Finding Bilingual Resources: The Adventures of Enzo

Although there are many bilingual books/resources available for school-age and older children, I've not found much interesting for younger children. It is certainly possible to use monolingual resources in a bilingual manner, and that is what most parents do. However, I've long thought that true "bilingual" books for very young children would be a good … Continue reading Finding Bilingual Resources: The Adventures of Enzo