Q: My older child is having difficulties in school, especially with reading and writing and it's not clear why. Is it is because of language, or something else? A. This is a question that is hard to answer generally, and usually requires input on a case-by-case basis. Once children are past their initial phases of … Continue reading Is it language or learning?
Most of the Western world celebrates "New Year" on January 1st, as does WordPress. In the academic world, however, our rhythms are different. July signals for me the end of the year, and a time for reflecting on the past academic year and the upcoming year. So I'm going to have my own little celebration … Continue reading My Academic year by the numbers
I'm going to the British School of Amsterdam tomorrow, to do a workshop on literacy strategies with the Early Years' teachers. So, today I have literacy on my mind. All children need to learn to read and write, in at least one language. That said, should all bilingual children learn to read and write in … Continue reading Bilingualism, biliteracy?