Post by Laura Catherine on Apr 4, 2019 10:39:16 GMT 9
Hola! I wasn't sure whether to post this here or under Questions or Concerns. I found Marianna DuBosque's website and podcast (The Bilingual Avenue) last fall and have been devouring all her episodes. It's given me a ton of encouragement and ideas! From what I can tell, she's been really consistent for years with producing new content and then stopped at the beginning of December. This sounds kind of silly, but does anyone know what has happened? I'm hoping she's not done sharing her amazing bilingual expertise with us!
Laura Catherine, I haven't spoken to Marianna in a while, so I don't clearly know, but she's needed to take breaks before so maybe she's on another temporary hiatus. Maintaining an active site like hers (she runs a premium community, too) is very demanding, particularly when you're raising children at the same time.
Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction books "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!" (illustrated by Pavel Goldaev) as well as the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear" (illustrated by Simon Farrow).
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged
Jan 18, 2020 4:15:02 GMT 9
Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3
Jan 18, 2020 5:25:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me!
Jan 18, 2020 8:04:49 GMT 9
Mayken: We're at Harry Potter Book Night at the English bookshop in Paris. The activities are all in French but my daughter teamed up for the treasure hunt with a girl who also speaks ouf ml German!
Feb 8, 2020 3:50:49 GMT 9
Amy: Was stunned to hear eldest had an anglophone (ml) accent when she began to read in the ML this afternoon!! Didn't last more than a paragraph until her brain switched language, but chuffed mum here!!
Mar 7, 2020 23:05:49 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter found the secret stash of ml books I'd bought at the closure sale of the ml book store two months ago and hidden away for later. Guess it's a good time for new books now, right?
Mar 18, 2020 5:29:38 GMT 9
Caro C.: My baby (16mo) perfectly knows what "hi5" means and readily shows her hand even when we are not showing our hand first. It feels like the first minor blossom of the bilingual seed.
Jun 1, 2020 13:05:36 GMT 9