There was this cute commercial I came across some time ago for a language learning programme, and it followed an elderly Polish man learning English. He soon had post-it notes all around the house (including on his dog!), and at the end he traveled to England to visit his daughter and it turned out he'd learned English to be able to speak with his granddaughter. It was very touching, though of course I keep thinking that he could have saved himself the trouble if his daughter were bringing up her kid bilingual.
It was an AMAZING commercial! Tears welled in my eyes and gave me the goosebumps first time I saw it.
Yes, I love this video! I laugh, and get choked up, every time I watch it.
Vaishali, one of the key secrets to success, I think, is being "obsessive" about this aim, but in a good way. And it sounds like you fit right in with the many lovely "obsessives" in this community. And I'm really glad to see that you've received so much good advice from everyone. Amy's blog is indeed a goldmine of creative ideas.
Adam Beck, the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, is the author of "Bilingual Success Stories Around the World"; "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability"; "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!"; "28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables"; and the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear".
Vaishali, one of the key secrets to success, I think, is being "obsessive" about this aim, but in a good way. And it sounds like you fit right in with the many lovely "obsessives" in this community. And I'm really glad to see that you've received so much good advice from everyone.
Actually my son enjoys being the language police and reminding my husband. I have to say that because he is home a bit more because of the virus, he is making more effort - and also something really wonderful happened - his Slovak is slowly starting to surpass mine when he is with our Slovak nanny. She lets him finish nursery rhymes that I don't even know (just listening in on him with her!) and he can do it... so his knowledge is getting deeper than mine even though mine is broader (adult vocabulary etc) - I love it - I love how I'm witnessing the progress!
So I have to one of these days switch over to the actual Track your Progress section and update there...!
Well I think I only saw that video thanks to you Adam anyway. Thanks again for our chat, and I've been thinking about it and whenever I feel like I'm being lazy/tired, I think, ok, better than burn out! As I tend towards the opposite anyway.
Coronavirus has changed everything I suppose, but one good thing is that my husband is around more and makes more of an effort. So we'll see. Will head over to the Track your Progress when I can. Thanks again for your ongoing inspiration and help!
Caro C.: My daughter, 2yo was rocking her bunny while trying to sing her own way. This was something completely new so I made a video... just s couple of seconds had passed when she clearly says a whole spontaneous sentence in the mL: "this is the music". #EpicWin
Mar 11, 2021 14:08:31 GMT 9
Caro C.: It is just now, many hours later that I came to savour the moment since I had a pretty busy/moved day... so excited about this, something small but meaningful 😍😁
Mar 11, 2021 14:11:43 GMT 9
Mayken: That's so cool, Caro!
Mar 12, 2021 3:37:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Good for you and your daughter, Caro!
Mar 15, 2021 10:59:32 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Instagram Live Interview with Adam Beck Watch the replay at this link: www.instagram.com/p/CNlqDXSH49Y/ Note: The video freezes in the middle, but then unfreezes shortly after that.
Apr 13, 2021 22:08:44 GMT 9
Sara: I haven’t been here in ages. So many different aspects of this community were a great help for me in the beginning of my multiple languages journey. Both professionally and personally. Thank you!
Jun 28, 2021 12:21:34 GMT 9
Adam Beck: You're very welcome, Sara! Your warm feedback is really gratifying to hear! Thanks right back to you!
Jul 2, 2021 15:34:26 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! We had a virtual book launch for Bilingual Success Stories Around the World with many of the parents whose stories are featured in the book, including members of The Bilingual Zoo! Watch the video! youtu.be/hGpHpvfqEjo
Oct 2, 2021 13:04:03 GMT 9