If you have suggestions for topics I might write about in future blog posts at Bilingual Monkeys, please feel free to share them by replying below. Although I keep a list of ideas for possible posts--and other ideas often arise as life unfolds--it would still be helpful to hear what sort of topics are of interest or concern to you. I can't promise that I'll write about every suggestion, but I'd be grateful for your ideas! Thank you!
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).
1) How to deal with changing the language you speak to your partner or children.
2) Being active with your children in the ML community, while maintaining your ml goals.
3) Building a ml network. (Playdate partners, friends, online, at home and abroad...)
English speaking Canadian Mom, French speaking Dad, transitioning to minority language at home (English) with our daughter in France. Our daughter is doing great with English:) recently our son was born.
Forgive me if you've written on this already and I haven't seen it.... What about one on how to make contacts in the minority language? Such as starting a story time in your local library, playgroups on Meetup or through a flyer in the grocery store bulletin board? Bombarding strangers at the park when you hear them speaking your target language? That would even be a good challenge for this board.
I don't know how you come up with new things to write about after so many years of doing this!
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