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Adam Beck 0 1,873 by Adam Beck
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Spanish word lists for primero de primaria (age 6)
Abbi Gutierrez 2 91 by Abbi Gutierrez
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Son talks to me in ML
Matthias 17 680 by Undraa
Aug 14, 2018 17:47:59 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How do you approach ML homework?
Dani 14 321 by Dani
Jul 31, 2018 12:59:34 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Looking for French learning materials for my daughter
Marisa 0 64 by Marisa
Jul 22, 2018 20:02:37 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Help finding a strategy to raise a bilingual child
Maria 3 171 by Adam Beck
Jul 20, 2018 10:47:07 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Lack of support and understanding
Agnese 13 923 by Agnese
Jul 11, 2018 0:28:26 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Switching language at 4 years old
Roberta 6 266 by Amy
Jun 23, 2018 1:52:45 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Disparities between what you say and what you do!
Nellie 11 245 by Nellie
Jun 22, 2018 6:45:05 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Mistakes in the ml, borrowing from the ML
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Raquel 25 806 by Taysha
Jun 21, 2018 21:06:05 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling What to do when you are interlocutor?
Angela 1 124 by Raquel
Jun 12, 2018 21:14:03 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling (Re)Introducing the ml to a toddler
Angela 8 351 by Abbi Gutierrez
Jun 8, 2018 20:39:57 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling More ML exposure?
Taysha 11 206 by Abbi Gutierrez
Jun 8, 2018 3:58:38 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ML during summer in the ml country
Marisa 1 123 by Adam Beck
Jun 5, 2018 14:23:53 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Non-native language as minority language?
Flir 5 210 by Taysha
Jun 2, 2018 12:20:50 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ml language weekend school
Olga 5 300 by Undraa
May 11, 2018 5:27:25 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Bilingualism and birth order
Abbi Gutierrez 5 362 by Tatyana L
May 8, 2018 8:09:31 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Spanish summer camps in San Sebastian
Abbi Gutierrez 2 186 by Marisa
May 8, 2018 4:02:18 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Stuck...how to boost second language
Trent 5 354 by Raquel
May 4, 2018 18:58:12 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Looking for ml homework activities for a 5.5 y/o
Abbi Gutierrez 1 164 by Amy
Apr 26, 2018 21:51:44 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How expensive is bilingualism?
Debbie C 16 789 by Taysha
Apr 19, 2018 9:30:39 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to interest an 8-year-old in writing spotted in public?
Mayken 1 145 by Abbi Gutierrez
Apr 13, 2018 6:31:53 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Introducing a third language
Marie 13 556 by Abbi Gutierrez
Apr 12, 2018 21:17:27 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How do you increase vocabulary?
Marie 8 382 by Abbi Gutierrez
Apr 12, 2018 21:11:01 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Using minority language on a playground
Olga 4 206 by Raquel
Apr 9, 2018 21:52:41 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling At what age should we "demand" response in ML/ml?
Danielle 12 761 by Alison
Apr 6, 2018 23:51:23 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ML@H - best strategy for non-native parent
Ruth 7 344 by Marta
Apr 1, 2018 5:18:48 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 2 languages during most of the day!
Robert 16 396 by Amy
Mar 30, 2018 5:28:32 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Navigating the bilingual journey from 3yrs onwards
Ellie 10 345 by Undraa
Mar 28, 2018 17:43:58 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Moving for a year - ml becomes ML
Tona R 5 327 by Adam Beck
Mar 23, 2018 5:29:01 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Need help with bilingual strategy
Bomputin 1 292 by Amy
Mar 22, 2018 15:50:06 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Embarrassment over speaking a "foreign language" in public
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Sam 58 9,737 by Amy
Mar 18, 2018 5:43:49 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Language planning and thoughts on future interactions
Graham 4 272 by Alison
Mar 13, 2018 5:17:09 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling My 3yo son refused to watch cartoons in the ml
Yoonjung 14 516 by Marta
Mar 10, 2018 5:37:03 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Learning the alphabet
Julie 3 314 by Tatyana L
Mar 9, 2018 7:54:39 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Changing the language you speak to your kids
Noemi 9 522 by Nellie
Mar 9, 2018 5:57:45 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling French learning-to-read books - what do you recommend?
Marie 1 257 by Mayken
Mar 7, 2018 5:42:09 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Who uses audio books?
Marie 17 541 by Alison
Mar 3, 2018 23:58:47 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Reading aloud dilemma
Carrie 15 490 by Carrie
Mar 3, 2018 12:03:21 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Not enough ML exposure
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Noemi 24 1,267 by Tatyana L
Mar 2, 2018 11:17:51 GMT 9

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Amy: Happy birthday to your 2 bilingual monkeys and ! :) Jun 30, 2018 5:15:05 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, that's true, but in our case, the U.S. didn't make it to the World Cup this time! Japan has gone through, but they'll probably get knocked out very soon... Jun 30, 2018 7:22:16 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, Poland won! I was disappointed, though, to see Japan hold the ball at the end of the game because they only wanted to go through to the next round. I understand why they did that but I wish they had played harder... Jun 30, 2018 7:24:42 GMT 9
Wojtek: Well, it suited both teams to slow down the ball. However, it was really unexpected and peculiar :) Jul 1, 2018 1:16:27 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Cologne to my hometown, I saw a boy about 9/10 and his older sister. She was fluent in German but spoke French with a slight accent, he spoke only French. They were visiting their grandparents. I was intrigued but didn't ask. Jul 1, 2018 22:06:55 GMT 9
Wojtek: Does anyone know an online English speech language therapist? I thought that it could be a good idea to get my girl evaluated in her ml... Jul 6, 2018 4:02:38 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Yay! My 8-year-old daughter passed her ml swim test today! After swimming & diving, the pool attendant asked her to recite the swimming/safety rules (our recent captive reading), and she knew them all! Jul 6, 2018 21:28:23 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! Bilingual Lives: Ana Cristina Gluck, Author and Publisher of Multilingual Books for Children (with a Book Giveaway!) buff.ly/2ziSQ4J Jul 7, 2018 11:28:32 GMT 9
Agnese: First words. What to expect? My son is 10 months old. He's still babbling, but I've noticed some different sounds depending on the situation. I wonder if he'll start saying his first words in the next weeks (or months, who knows?). What should I expect? Jul 11, 2018 0:30:24 GMT 9 *
Amy: Don't expect anything Agnese. :) Just let it happen, and then what he says will hit you like a train. :) It's an amazing moment. Just live it and don't overthink it. Whatever he says, in whatever language it is, it is a magical moment. ;) Jul 11, 2018 5:11:14 GMT 9 *
Agnese: I've recently found a further (annoying) challenge: when I speak ml (Italian) to my child (10m) in front of ML acquaintances, they are making jokes about what I said (mostly accent, similar unrelated words...). What do you think is the best way to act? Jul 15, 2018 13:04:11 GMT 9 *
Amy: Agnese, it is simply because they never had the opportunity to be acquainted so closely to that language. Just smile and keep going. Over time (even if this may seem long), the comments will fade. Don't show your son you are embarrassed by your ml. ;) Jul 16, 2018 3:56:41 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Agnese, I strongly second Amy's advice! Stay strong and continue speaking Italian! Jul 18, 2018 6:22:37 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: And Agnese, keep in mind that, above all, the highest priority is your bilingual aim, not the other passing concerns that are part of this experience (for us all). Don't let these distract you from the greater goal. :) Jul 18, 2018 6:24:49 GMT 9 *
Agnese: Thank you! After this setback I feel stronger than ever! The same day of the incident I ordered plenty of books in the ml on Amazon and I'm reading every day new research on bilingualism and bilingual education. I'm ready to defend my goal! Thanks Jul 19, 2018 18:37:58 GMT 9
Amy: Go Agnese, go! ;) If you want information on bilingualism, visit the website of THE bilingualism expert, François Grosjean: www.francoisgrosjean.ch/myths_en.html :) Jul 20, 2018 3:44:12 GMT 9
Agnese: Thank you for the suggestion! Jul 21, 2018 15:40:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter met some inversed ML/ml kids today who live in our ml country. Their parents probably weren't thrilled they found n ML (for them) friend in their ml country. I'm sorry...a little bit. Aug 7, 2018 2:07:34 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: Make the Most of Your Precious Time with Grandparents, Whether Near or Far bilingualmonkeys.com/make-the-most-of-your-precious-time-with-grandparents/ Aug 11, 2018 9:35:23 GMT 9
Adam Beck: ANOTHER NEW POST AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: 5 Key Ways to Fortify Your Home Environment for Bilingual Success bilingualmonkeys.com/5-key-ways-to-fortify-your-home-for-bilingual-success/ Aug 15, 2018 16:07:10 GMT 9