Teaching Languages

Music: The Secret to Raising a Bilingual Child

What do I mean by “Actively Bilingual?” I mean that when raising a bilingual child, they do not only understands a family’s target language (in this post, Spanish), but also speak it back to you.  It’s perfectly normal for children to be passively fluent in a second language, especially when it is not the dominant …

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GIVEAWAY: “Little Bun” & “First Mandarin Sounds” Bilingual English-Chinese Books

Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to offer its readers this amazing giveaway from Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett. She is the author of several books, including the two featured in this giveaway. Read on to learn about what inspired her to write these bilingual English-Chinese books, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Minority Language this Summer | Multicultural Kid Blogs

10 Ways to Boost Your Minority Language This Summer

For most bilingual children who attend school in the majority language, long school days, homework, and extra-curricular activities, unfortunately mean there is often little time for minority language activities before bedtime. As parents aiming to bring up bilingual or multilingual children, once school starts it can feel as if the majority language has a monopoly …

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Preparing Your Child to Learn a New Language at School | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Preparing Your Child to Learn a New Language at School

It’s that time of year again when (at least in the northern hemisphere) kids and parents are getting ready to go back to school.  For some, it is an exciting time when everything is possible, with new horizons and interesting challenges.  For others, the end of the holidays can spell doom and gloom. A lot …

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4 essential lessons for parents raising multi-literate children

Raising Multi-literate Children: Four Lessons and Five Reminders

I am a father raising multi-literate children. Two and a half years ago, I decided to teach my eldest, aged six at the time (and later on my youngest), to read and write in our home languages – French and Korean. Being a foreign language teacher, I had the technical knowledge, but teaching my own …

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