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New to The Bilingual Zoo? Learn about becoming a member of this worldwide community, along with the goals, guidelines, and FAQ. You'll also find links to the latest blog posts at Bilingual Monkeys and fun galleries of memes and infographics about raising bilingual kids.

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by Carrie
Mar 18, 2018 11:00:55 GMT 9
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What do you think of The Bilingual Zoo and Bilingual Monkeys? Have some ideas for making them even better?

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by Andrea
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 GMT 9

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Tell us about you and your family. Where do you live? What are your languages? What's your bilingual journey been like so far? What do you hope to gain, and give, through your participation here? (Share your warm welcome with new members of this community, too!)

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by Adam Beck
Mar 13, 2018 10:12:45 GMT 9
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What questions do you have about raising bilingual (or multilingual) kids? What challenges are you currently facing? Share them here, and lend support to others.

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by Amy
Mar 18, 2018 5:43:49 GMT 9
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Share strategies, ideas, and resources that have worked for you. Ask for advice to find resources in your target language.

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by Julie
Mar 18, 2018 2:15:09 GMT 9
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Share a photo of your beautiful bilingual-to-be baby with this community! We love babies! (If you're not sure how to post a large photo, just send Adam a private message for support.)

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by Nellie
Nov 9, 2017 1:59:27 GMT 9

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Challenges are designed to empower your efforts and boost your children's bilingual development. Try one (or try them all!) and tell us what happened.

12 456 Challenge #4: Make Use of Captive Reading
by Mayken
Mar 16, 2018 0:36:14 GMT 9
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You want accountability? Tell us about your aims and your efforts. Share what you're going to do, then do it and report back on your progress. Help others stay on track by offering encouragement.

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by Adam Beck
Mar 18, 2018 12:01:38 GMT 9
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Connect with others, near or far. Make new friends to exchange experiences, ideas, and support. Post your appeal to the world. Respond to requests.

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by Joanna
Mar 11, 2018 22:49:53 GMT 9

Time to Unwind

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Relax at the snack bar and talk about all things off-topic. Get to know one another a bit better. Free coffee and animal crackers.

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by Amy
Mar 18, 2018 0:23:07 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 13 and 10), want to take part in our community, too! So feel free to ask them any questions you like--about their lives and their experience as bilingual children--and I'll have them respond. Your questions can be addressed to them as a pair, or individually.

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by Adam Beck
Feb 13, 2018 6:15:52 GMT 9


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Wojtek: I found sample Eiken tests on grade 5 and 4 (There was Adam's article) and did the first part with my daughter (20 questions).
On Grade 5 she did 16 of 20 correctly and on grade 4: 12 of 20. Not so bad though. She failed those where grammar was included.
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Adam Beck: Wojtek, your daughter is still very young so I would say those are really positive results! Your efforts are clearly producing a lot of progress. Good for you, and good for your daughter! :D Feb 16, 2018 7:52:23 GMT 9
Undraa: A big congrats from my end to you for your new book Adam! Feb 16, 2018 16:50:56 GMT 9
Wojtek: Big thanks, Adam. Those tests on grade 5 are so basic but anyway they prove that my girl understands them and knows the answers. That was quite interesting experience. :) Feb 16, 2018 16:54:32 GMT 9 *
Wojtek: Congratulations on your book, Adam! I read the beginning on Amazon and as always I have the impression you took several pages from the dictionary with a range of sophisticated words and just put them in. :) That's why the book will be very valuable for me. Feb 16, 2018 17:01:19 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Wojtek, thanks! Even if you're unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary, I think the lively story will carry you through the book. I hope you enjoy it, and also find it useful for your English! :) Feb 16, 2018 18:43:12 GMT 9
Dani: Hi everyone, It has been a while... Congrats on your new book Adam! Would love to get a copy too. :) Feb 17, 2018 8:30:36 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Dani, it's nice to hear from you! I really appreciate your interest in my new book! It's a fun read and I hope you like it! Here's the link to the book page with the full details: Feb 18, 2018 6:15:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Guest Post: 5 Key Strategies That Have Enabled Me to Successfully Foster My Son’s Bilingual Ability Feb 20, 2018 14:54:10 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam, your guest poster sounds just as crazy as you - and I mean that as a compliment! :) Feb 21, 2018 5:13:52 GMT 9
Adam Beck: You're right, Mayken! And I told him that! :D Feb 21, 2018 6:25:52 GMT 9
Amy: I totally agree with you Mayken! ;) Feb 22, 2018 1:50:25 GMT 9
Kristin T.: Just bought your bilingual book off amazon, can't wait to search for more tips and inspiration! Feb 26, 2018 4:05:20 GMT 9
Wojtek: I've just ordered k12 pre-k program for the next whole year. Probably will be very demanding but hopefully, it will give me and my daughter lots of fun as there are lots of online activities too... Feb 26, 2018 4:10:20 GMT 9
Wojtek: If someone is interested, here is the link: Feb 26, 2018 4:11:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Kristin, I hope you find it helpful and encouraging! I look forward to your impressions! :) Feb 26, 2018 5:12:34 GMT 9
Mayken: Last night I dreamed I was on a package tour in a Russian-speaking country, talking to a hotel employee mixing up my (little remaining) Russian and my (basic) Italian. Woke up thinking "квартира in Russian doesn't mean the same as camera in Italian"! :) Mar 2, 2018 6:16:20 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! 5 Ways for Your Bilingual Child to Interact with Other Speakers of the Minority Language Mar 12, 2018 12:56:11 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Who won the latest giveaway at Bilingual Monkeys? See this page and scroll down to find the winning names. Mar 17, 2018 18:43:50 GMT 9