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Username: marisa22 Last Online: Aug 19, 2017 17:29:32 GMT 9
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Date Registered: Jul 22, 2017 1:16:17 GMT 9
Country (residing now): US
Country (originally from): Spain
Children, Ages: Girl, 16 months old
Majority Language: English
Minority Language(s): Spanish, German, and hopefully French some day!
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Hi! My daughter is still pretty young, and she hasn't produced any word in any language yet, so at this point, I can't say anything regarding how she's learning any language(s)... but as of right now, I'm working on making her realize that I'm the person to talk Spanish to, and that should be the one and only language she should use with me. As of right now, that's the only language I use to talk/read/do any activities with her, and to be quite honest, I'm a little bit nervous thinking that she might choose to reply to me in English, but when/if that happens, I'll do my very best to show her how cool it is to use Spanish with her mom :)
Something Funny or Interesting About You: Uhhmm... I started to study English at school when I was 11 or so. When the time came to pick a major in college, I picked English because my goal was to teach it at the High School level: instead, when I finish college, I traveled to the US to teach Spanish, and that became my job! So I'm a Spaniard who learned English in Spain (and never traveled to an English-speaking country until I was 20) to become an English teacher there, and ended up traveling to the US to teach Spanish, getting my MA and Ph.D. in Spanish at a US academic institution. My student think it's funny I learned English in Spain just to end up teaching Spanish in the US.
Favorite Quote: “All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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Amy: So cute Joanna! :) Jul 23, 2017 5:33:32 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Two playdates with classmates from my 7-year-olds ml class this weekend, and the kids and parents all spoke ml the entire time! ml interaction with other kids is precious during summer holidays. Very happy :) Jul 26, 2017 0:04:20 GMT 9
Mayken: Holidays! Just the 3 of us, in ML country this year, but I'm planning for a lot of ml time, without any family to visit and friends to meet (our program when we're in ml country). Jul 29, 2017 5:02:56 GMT 9
Amy: Enjoy Mayken! :) Jul 30, 2017 17:05:52 GMT 9 *
Amy: Caught my eldest bragging to her cousin she could speak ml2 and asked him in ml2 if they could continue playing in this language....could it be my daughter is slowly accepting the fact she's bilingual and happy to be so...?? ::) Jul 31, 2017 5:07:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Not all fun after all - we were at a castle today with an amazing 3h treasure hunt, but it was all in ML. My daughter did lots of ML reading (clues), but no chance of slipping ml in. Aug 1, 2017 4:13:44 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: I'm back with a big new post! :) Are You Making Good Choices and Decisions For Your Bilingual Journey? (And For Your Life?) bilingualmonkeys.com/are-you-making-good-choices-and-decisions-for-your-bilingual-journey/ Aug 1, 2017 6:33:30 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Welcome back, Adam! We kept the zoo running while you were away and even swept up the monkey droppings! Aug 2, 2017 18:26:12 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Well done, Mayken! Many thanks! (I was afraid I would be overwhelmed by the monkey droppings.) ;) Aug 3, 2017 6:18:08 GMT 9
Amy: My turn to disappear for a few weeks! :) Off to ml1 country with very high expectations as to the benefits of ml1 family bonding and ml1 exposure for my 2 girls! Have a lovely month of August everybody ! xxx Aug 6, 2017 4:58:35 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Amy, have a really fun and fruitful time! :D Aug 6, 2017 6:30:06 GMT 9
Nellie: Welcome back Adam and have a great time Amy! Aug 9, 2017 5:37:45 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Big, new post! Please share the link! This Key Principle for Raising Bilingual Kids Is a Vital Part of Our Efforts, From Babies to Teens bilingualmonkeys.com/key-principle-for-raising-bilingual-kids-from-babies-to-teens/ Aug 9, 2017 11:09:46 GMT 9 *
Ahmet: Hey Adam! Thank you very much for writing such a nice book. I've read it , took lots and lots of notes. It's full of precious information about raising a bilingual kid. It helped me a lot and still keeps me on my way. goo.gl/photos/oPyfKffApeWPB9eU Aug 11, 2017 7:34:44 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Ahmet, I loved seeing this photo of my book! Thanks so much! Would you mind if I shared it? And I'd be really grateful if you would leave a review at Amazon or elsewhere online. :) Aug 11, 2017 8:54:39 GMT 9
Ahmet: Hi Adam, of course you may share the photo. By the way I already left a review at Goodreads and Amazon :) and I will continue to share info about your book. :) Aug 13, 2017 17:34:53 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Ahmet, thanks a lot for your support! :) Aug 13, 2017 18:14:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! The Basic Formula for Bilingual Success bilingualmonkeys.com/the-basic-formula-for-bilingual-success/ (If you like it, please help give it a push on social media! Thanks!) Aug 15, 2017 8:21:31 GMT 9
Wojtek: Look at that girl: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AYbNvArCnc Aug 15, 2017 19:47:45 GMT 9
Mayken: That is absolutely incredible! Aug 19, 2017 5:20:08 GMT 9