Tag Archive | parents

The Logic of English

Take 56 minutes to watch this from beginning to end. Don’t put it off untill tomorrow. Do it today. Denise Eide, the speaker, has done something marvellous. She has uncovered the logic of the English language. Read More…

Growing Pains

in the cold

As much as I try to support my daughter in her bicultural life, there are some times when it is painful to be the minority language parent. This is an example of one such difficult time. Read More…

Too Controlled?

You know that piece of advice (I have heard it from two experienced parents of bilingual children in Japan) about the control of TV? The idea is to limit the childs viewing to 2nd language programs only, and have little to no exposure to local TV in the home. Well it sounded like a good idea until I tried it.

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How well do your kids speak your mother tongue?

Just over a month ago I decided to use my membership of two groups on LinkedIn to do a little reasearch about the levels of children’s language skills. Of the two groups I polled, Expats in Japan & Childhood bilingualism, it was the Expats group that provided the most responses and a lively discussion about raising kids bilingually. Here are some of the points raised and comments made in that discussion. Read More…