I'm now back in Japan after a very fruitful trip to Europe. Over the course of five weeks, I visited nine countries, had homestays with 10 families, and recorded 15 interviews with parents for a new book I'm writing that gathers together "success stories" about raising bilingual and multilingual children.
If you'd like to learn more about my trip (and see photos, too), I've written a series of blog posts about it at Bilingual Monkeys.
Special thanks to everyone who helped make my trip such a fantastic experience. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to finally meet so many of you in person! We even had a lovely get-together of parents and children in a Paris park one sunny afternoon!
**My new book, "28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables", is now available at booksellers worldwide!** 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).
It's good to hear you're back home safely, Adam. It was wonderful meeting you in person at last and having you stay with us. My daughter loved playing (and talking!) with you. And that get-together was so much fun!
I'm truly sorry about that stupid transport strike.
Looking forward to reading more about your adventure!
Najwa: My eldest sings and verbalizes his figures/cars stories in an invented language that has English sounds and Italian accent. Is it his way to disconnect from his multilingual world?
Nov 27, 2020 18:27:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Najwa, it's hard to respond to your question without knowing the full details of the situation. I suggest starting a thread at a suitable board and offering as much information about these circumstances as you can.
Dec 1, 2020 20:54:20 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! And let us hope that 2021 is a much better year for the whole world!
Dec 24, 2020 9:00:27 GMT 9
Marisa: Merry Christmas to you, Adam, and to everyone! I also hope 2021 is better than this year we're about to end. It shouldn't be too difficult, right?
Dec 26, 2020 1:03:58 GMT 9
Amy: Happy Christmas Adam and Zoo Keepers! May you all enjoy some quality time with you loved ones. Stay safe.
Dec 26, 2020 22:37:02 GMT 9