New Year, New Bilingualism Projects!

To have another language is to possess a second soul. Charlemagne Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/charlemagn182029.html#trkFxkBroweWuwU0.99 As someone who has lived within the academic world since the age of five years old, I always feel like the beginning of September is the "New Year" for me. The last six months have been very busy for me, … Continue reading New Year, New Bilingualism Projects!

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)

“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

Amsterdam Seminar: Raising Bilingual Children: Six building-blocks for success

Back by popular demand, the "Raising Bilingual Children: Six building blocks for success" seminar is being offered in Amsterdam, March 31, 2014. This seminar offers an overview of the theory of bilingualism/multilingualism, in an accessible and interesting lecture. We then move into the practicalities of raising children with more than one language: ways and means, … Continue reading Amsterdam Seminar: Raising Bilingual Children: Six building-blocks for success

Raising Bilingual Children: Seminar October 17 (Amsterdam)

For all those who are local, we are offering the seminar "Raising Bilingual Children: Six building blocks for success" in cooperation with Jacaranda Tree Montessori in Amsterdam, on October 17, from 20h00-22h00. This seminar is aimed at parents (or parents-to-be) who have either decided on bi/multilingualism for their children, or are considering it. The seminar … Continue reading Raising Bilingual Children: Seminar October 17 (Amsterdam)