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Username: karinatfc Last Online: Oct 3, 2017 21:55:48 GMT 9
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Posts: 23
Date Registered: Nov 13, 2015 6:09:33 GMT 9
Country (residing now): USA
Children, Ages: Daughter, 2
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: Mayken, thank you for sharing my book! I hope it can be helpful to them! :) Oct 16, 2017 15:57:32 GMT 9
Marisa: Adam, another bilingual monkey is about to be born near me (one of my colleagues is giving birth tomorrow), so I also got her and her husband a copy of your book... this world needs more bilingual kids! :) Oct 18, 2017 0:06:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Many thanks, Marisa! In my humble opinion, more bilingual kids = more empathy in the world = a more peaceful planet. :) Oct 18, 2017 7:33:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW BLOG POST: The Top 20 Languages in the World bilingualmonkeys.com/the-top-20-languages-in-the-world/ Oct 20, 2017 8:42:39 GMT 9
Raquel: (rofl)^ Loved the Top-Secret Research studies!! Oct 23, 2017 20:57:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Muchas gracias, Raquel! :D Oct 24, 2017 5:24:58 GMT 9
Mayken: Me too! Can't decide which top secret file I'd want to get my hands on first! Oct 26, 2017 4:44:55 GMT 9
Amy: ml1 extended week-end ahead with ml1 grandparents flying in tonight :) Oct 28, 2017 4:31:57 GMT 9
Mayken: Follow-up on my daughter's visit at my old ml school: the headmistress suggested a penpal set-up between the class there and my daughter's class here. Let's see what my daughter's regular ml teacher says. I think that'd be cool. (The kids are in 2nd grade. Oct 28, 2017 6:09:00 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Have a fun weekend, Amy! And Mayken, that sounds like a great idea! Cheers to you both, and to all! :) Oct 28, 2017 7:18:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: 13 Top-Secret Research Studies on Bilingual Acquisition in Children bilingualmonkeys.com/13-top-secret-research-studies-on-bilingual-acquisition-in-children/
Oct 28, 2017 7:19:23 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! The Perfect Christmas Gift for Bilingual and Multilingual Families bilingualmonkeys.com/gift-for-bilingual-families/ Nov 1, 2017 14:07:13 GMT 9 *
Mayken: When you've been waiting for years to share Harry Potter with your child, and one day she picks up the book and reads the first lines herself: youtu.be/P-L7cp-T4LU :) Nov 6, 2017 1:41:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! A joyful outcome of the steady patience and persistence through all the days that came before! :) Nov 6, 2017 9:34:43 GMT 9
Raquel: Awesome, Mayken!! YAY!! Nov 8, 2017 18:02:22 GMT 9
Nellie: So cute Mayken! Nov 9, 2017 2:02:21 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Nov 10, 2017 0:29:31 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Christmas Giveaway at Bilingual Monkeys! Win a Cute Charm with “Bilingual Powers” to Help Empower Your Family’s Journey! bilingualmonkeys.com/christmas-giveaway-at-bilingual-monkeys/ Nov 10, 2017 10:01:00 GMT 9
Mayken: The charms are adorable, Adam! Nov 12, 2017 1:30:15 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Burning Questions About Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children bilingualmonkeys.com/burning-questions-about-raising-bilingual-and-multilingual-children/ Nov 18, 2017 11:16:24 GMT 9