Join our warm, lively community! Jul 15, 2015 14:18:23 GMT 9
Post by Adam Beck on Jul 15, 2015 14:18:23 GMT 9
What are the benefits?
You don’t have to become a member to access The Bilingual Zoo and read the content on the forum boards. The intent of the site is to be helpful to all, whether members or guests.
However, registering for an account, and becoming an active member, offers a number of important benefits.
You will no longer be alone on your journey. You can be part of a helpful worldwide community of parents raising bilingual (and multilingual) children.
As a member, you will be able to make posts to the forum. (Guests can read posts, but cannot make posts.)
- You can ask questions and receive support from others.
- You can exchange useful strategies, ideas, and resources.
- You can find friends, near or far, who share your same circumstances or difficulties.
- You can respond to others with advice and encouragement.
- You can feel more accountability by reporting your aims and your actions to the group.
- You can join regular “challenges” that will strengthen your knowledge, your skills, and your efforts.
- You can grow more mindful and proactive by writing regularly about your bilingual journey (as I explain in Do This One Simple Thing and I Guarantee You Greater Success On Your Bilingual Journey).
In addition to making posts on the forum boards, members of the Bilingual Zoo community are able to send “private messages” to each other, a powerful feature for networking and support.
What does it cost?
Membership in this community—and all the benefits it brings—is free for all.
Well, I guess I should say that this forum is free for everyone except me since maintaining it involves monthly costs for the forum platform as well as other expenses from time to time to upgrade the site. And the truth is, because the traffic to this forum continues to grow--and the monthly costs are tied to the amount of traffic--my expenses continue to rise as well.
In the past, I asked for a modest voluntary donation from members and regular visitors ($12 a year, or just $1 a month) and many people kindly contributed, which eased this burden.
Now, however, I'm making a different request, a simple annual appeal that can help us both:
Please get a copy of my book, Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability. And please share your impressions of the book with others through online reviews, social media, and word-of-mouth. (After you get a copy for yourself, you could gift it to others!)
While a single copy of the book doesn't cost much, these sales help me cover the ongoing expenses for this forum. At the same time, this widely-praised book (the culmination of my work with bilingual children over the past 20 years) is very empowering and will surely strengthen your daily efforts and your long-term success.
Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability is available in paperback and as an e-book. You can find it at Amazon.com and the global Amazon sites, as well as at other online retailers and bookstores worldwide.
Get my book at Amazon.
(Or first look inside the book and read the reviews!)
Thank you for your support!
Now, how do I join?
To join our community, simply register for an account, read the Forum Goals & Guidelines, and complete your Profile by following the instructions in the "welcome message" you’ll receive here. Once your Profile is ready, you can begin posting to the forum boards. (NOTE: Please read the "welcome message" and complete your Profile before you make your first post.)
See you inside the gates!