You have just taken two very important steps: 1) get Adam's book which is full of ideas and a great motivator (I just finished reading it last weekend), and 2) join this forum, where lots of parents from all over the world (and with many different language combinations and situations) exchange ideas, resources, and encouragement.
Ahmet, welcome! That's a cute photo of you and your son!
I'm glad you feel you're off to a good start on your bilingual journey! The more exposure you can continue providing him on a daily basis, the more progress you'll surely experience over the years ahead.
Thank you for ordering my book--I hope it can serve as a helpful source of support to your efforts, along with my blog and this forum. Because English is my target language, too, and I've worked with English materials for a long time, as both a teacher and parent, I regularly make suggestions for useful resources in this language. For example, in the CATEGORIES menu, located on the right sidebar of my blog, you can access dozens of posts about "Recommended Resources" (children's books, magazines, music, etc.).
Ahmet, please enjoy my book! And if you find value in it, perhaps others in Turkey would, too. I'd be grateful if you could share my work with colleagues and friends.
I send my best bilingual wishes from Japan to Turkey!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular non-fiction book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide.
I love the forum. I'm sure I will find useful information and ideas.
It's really good to be in touch with parents from all around the world. The best part is having a chance to directly take opinions and advice from Adam.
In my country raising your child as bilingual is not much known or practiced. I think I will get a lot of help from the forum and the book during this journey. Also, I hope I will inspire some people around me.
By the way I got an email which informs me that my book has shipped. I can't wait!
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Amy: Just received your novel Adam, just in time for the weekend! I already read 3 chapters and am loving the style! Congrats!
Feb 10, 2018 6:25:05 GMT 9
Adam Beck: That's so nice to hear, Amy! I look forward to more impressions as you continue reading!
Feb 10, 2018 10:46:14 GMT 9
Mayken: After writing a letter in the ML to her new friend for whom it is the ml, my daughter is now on the phone with her friend from ml country. (And hiding in her room with my phone. No more phone cords to hold her back.)
Feb 11, 2018 23:13:29 GMT 9
Nellie: Book ordered Adam!
Feb 15, 2018 6:20:36 GMT 9
Nellie: Mayken - so cute! The terrible teens are approaching!
Feb 15, 2018 6:21:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nellie, thank you! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your impressions!
Feb 15, 2018 6:34:04 GMT 9
Wojtek: I found sample Eiken tests on grade 5 and 4 (There was Adam's article) and did the first part with my daughter (20 questions). On Grade 5 she did 16 of 20 correctly and on grade 4: 12 of 20. Not so bad though. She failed those where grammar was included.
Feb 15, 2018 20:43:25 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, your daughter is still very young so I would say those are really positive results! Your efforts are clearly producing a lot of progress. Good for you, and good for your daughter!
Feb 16, 2018 7:52:23 GMT 9
Undraa: A big congrats from my end to you for your new book Adam!
Feb 16, 2018 16:50:56 GMT 9
Wojtek: Big thanks, Adam. Those tests on grade 5 are so basic but anyway they prove that my girl understands them and knows the answers. That was quite interesting experience.
Feb 16, 2018 16:54:32 GMT 9
Wojtek: Congratulations on your book, Adam! I read the beginning on Amazon and as always I have the impression you took several pages from the dictionary with a range of sophisticated words and just put them in. That's why the book will be very valuable for me.
Feb 16, 2018 17:01:19 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, thanks! Even if you're unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary, I think the lively story will carry you through the book. I hope you enjoy it, and also find it useful for your English!
Feb 16, 2018 18:43:12 GMT 9
Dani: Hi everyone, It has been a while... Congrats on your new book Adam! Would love to get a copy too.
Feb 17, 2018 8:30:36 GMT 9