I am an Italian parent living abroad in the UK and I decided to raise my child bilingual (possibly trilingual, as I also speak Spanish). However, my wife does not speak Italian or Spanish, so we often struggle as a family to play together using the minority languages.
This made us think, how can we make this learning experience more inclusive and fun for everyone and raise the odds of our child being bilingual/trilingual? (I was quite surprised reading from Adam’s book the success rate of raising a bilingual child drops to 35.70%, if one parent uses both languages and the other parent uses the majority language only.)
So, we have decided to provide practical and fun resources for parents/carers to help their children discover new languages and cultures through play. We want to motivate and support bilingual parents on their journey.
We’d really appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to complete our multiple choice survey to help us refine our idea.
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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