If life as an expat is hard, say sleeping on wooden slats, then life as a homeschooling expat can be akin to snuggling up on a nice cement slab. I am a multilingual homeschooling expat and I don’t reside in a country that speaks any of my target languages. It’s frequently like sleeping on a bed […]
Nearly five years ago to the day, I sat, enormous and excited, waiting for the arrival of our new baby. Like so many of us, I had all these grand ideas and plans of what kind of mother I was going to be. I can assure you that in all of my scenarios, I was […]
In Part II, Mama007 takes us through the German education system, the language approach they now take at home (hint, not OPOL) and the choices they’ve had to make when it comes to picking schools. For those of you who missed part one, click here! Part II: Growing up bilingual in Berlin Our four-year-old son had […]
To my lovely readers: This is the first in a series of guest posts written by other multilingual families sharing their trials, tribulations, and successes as well as the thinking behind the choices they’ve made. I am so grateful to Mama007, navigating the Germano-spanish linguistic frontiers with her husband and son, for her willingness to […]
Too good not to share.
Many of you have kindly followed me through my language neuroses and in particular, Pea’s ‘will she, won’t she’ speak French. We made the decision to bleed ourselves and send her to the Lycée Français International de Bangkok, or LFIB, for a few reasons: the fact that she wasn’t speaking French (though she understood it), my lack of […]
Here is an article in the New York Times on how bi/multilingual babies’ cognitive development differs from monolingual kids. I find the concept of “neural commitment” really interesting. Enjoy!