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9 17 Adam's fun new novel is now available worldwide!
by Adam Beck
Feb 8, 2018 10:21:38 GMT 9
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by Andrea
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 GMT 9

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by Amy
Feb 25, 2018 0:05:29 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.

256 2,184 Who uses audio books?
by Julie
Feb 25, 2018 6:47:24 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 Amy
Feb 24, 2018 6:33:06 GMT 9
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14 76 New arrival!
by Nellie
Nov 9, 2017 1:59:27 GMT 9

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12 429 Challenge #4: Make Use of Captive Reading
by Mayken
Feb 22, 2018 6:32:36 GMT 9
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42 1,096 "Kicking" the ML out of our home
by Amy
Feb 25, 2018 6:07:20 GMT 9
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19 77 Holiday Book Exchange - Any interest?
by Talia
Nov 14, 2017 5:22:13 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.

33 209 Paying it forward
by Raquel
Jan 8, 2018 18:29:21 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.

26 93 Do you see yourself living in another country in the future?
by Adam Beck
Feb 13, 2018 6:15:52 GMT 9

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Amy: Just received your novel Adam, just in time for the weekend! I already read 3 chapters and am loving the style! Congrats! ;) Feb 10, 2018 6:25:05 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: That's so nice to hear, Amy! I look forward to more impressions as you continue reading! :D Feb 10, 2018 10:46:14 GMT 9
Mayken: After writing a letter in the ML to her new friend for whom it is the ml, my daughter is now on the phone with her friend from ml country. (And hiding in her room with my phone. No more phone cords to hold her back.) Feb 11, 2018 23:13:29 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Read the First 11 Pages of My Fun New Book for Children and Adults bilingualmonkeys.com/read-the-first-11-pages-of-my-fun-new-book/ Feb 15, 2018 6:19:43 GMT 9
Nellie: Book ordered Adam! Feb 15, 2018 6:20:36 GMT 9
Nellie: Mayken - so cute! The terrible teens are approaching! Feb 15, 2018 6:21:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nellie, thank you! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your impressions! :D Feb 15, 2018 6:34:04 GMT 9
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.
Feb 15, 2018 20:43:25 GMT 9 *
Wojtek: (www.eiken.or.jp/eiken/en/downloads/) Feb 15, 2018 20:43:53 GMT 9
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: bilingualmonkeys.com/how-i-lost-my-ear-book/ 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 bilingualmonkeys.com/5-key-strategies-to-foster-my-sons-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