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Username: karinatfc Last Online: Aug 15, 2016 9:46:14 GMT 9
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Posts: 21
Date Registered: Nov 13, 2015 6:09:33 GMT 9
Country (residing now): USA
Children, Ages: Katya
Majority Language: English
Minority Language(s): Spanish
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Trying to surround myself in the minority language and speak to baby only in Spanish. Though I speak fairly well and Spanish was my first language, I have been hit with serious doubts that I can effectively teach her Spanish when everything around us in English. Would love to meet like minded or people facing a similar situation.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I am a new Spanish teacher for elementary and am constantly trying to learn more ways to teach the Spanish language as the "mainstream" methodologies are not effective in producing more Spanish speakers.


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Adam Beck: Bilingual Kids and Grandparents: Make the Most of This Opportunity Apr 5, 2017 6:59:27 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Getting lots of inspiration from Adam's book - if I had the time to implement everything I want, my daughter would drown in ml activities! :) Apr 6, 2017 4:46:06 GMT 9
Amy: Delighted to know my eldest is in Spain though the house feels a bit empty without her around :) Apr 9, 2017 5:03:56 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, I'm happy to know my book is offering inspiration for your efforts! Let's keep dog-paddling along! :) Apr 12, 2017 10:04:28 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: The Most Important Point on Our Long Bilingual Journey Apr 12, 2017 10:05:19 GMT 9
Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!) Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend! :) Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world! Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! :) :) She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2! :) Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts! :) Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;)) Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy 1st birthday to my book! This Book on Raising Bilingual Children Can Have a Powerful Impact on Your Family, Too Apr 17, 2017 8:23:08 GMT 9 *
Mayken: One year already, and I only managed to finish reading it yesterday. Happy birthday to your book, Adam! (Glowing review coming from me in the next few days.) Apr 19, 2017 0:28:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Huge thanks to you, Mayken! :) Apr 19, 2017 5:42:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Last night I heard my daughter *singing* in her sleep--in a mix of our two languages! Funny! Strange! :D Apr 21, 2017 10:26:31 GMT 9
Amy: Can't find post where I read about somebody not being able to get Adam's book shipped to Australia. Have a look on :) Hope it helps :) Apr 23, 2017 18:47:32 GMT 9
Mayken: My review's being processed by Amazon. Sorry it took me so long to read the book, Adam. (I was busy raising a bilingual child? ;) ) Apr 23, 2017 19:57:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Amy, I'm hoping will work for you--please let me know! Thanks! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:35:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I understand completely! ;) Please point me to your review when it's up--I'm eager to see it! Thank you! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:37:34 GMT 9
Sara: Sharing one of my most favourite Australian language book stores online: Le toboggan = Apr 24, 2017 15:56:28 GMT 9 *