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Ask an Expert: Will my Toddler Miss Out in the Community if She doesn’t Speak English Yet?

Today in the U.S. we commemorate Memorial Day by paying honor to all the great men and woman who have passed away while in military service for our country.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families who have loved a lost one defending us. Every Monday we bring you our Ask an Expert series where bilingual experts from various fields take their time to answer a question you have submitted. If you’ve been thinking about sending us yourRead More ...

Ask an Expert: Moving and Need to Learn English ASAP

Before diving into today’s Ask an Expert I want to thank those of you that are already participating in our brand new Forums. This is the place for you to connect with each other, so head on over there and get the conversation rolling. Today’s question is a very special one since it comes from a reader in London, Stephen P.  He’s concerned about his step-daughter’s move to his city and her acquisition of English in her teen years. ...

Ask an Expert: How to Raise a 
Child from an English Speaking Home to Speak Spanish?

Recently we have received several emails and comments from English-speaking parents who are serious about giving their children the gift of another language. We count ourselves among the lucky that are able to speak a second language at home and almost innately pass it on to our kids. Even so, we know it’s hard work. So, you have no idea how much we respect parents that are making a conscious effort (because it is one) to work hard at creatingRead More ...

Ask an Expert: Does my Son Have a Speech Delay Because He’s Bilingual?

Last week we introduced you to bilingual English/Spanish speech language professional, Ellen Stubbe Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who debunked three common myths about speech development in bilingual children.  Now, we are excited to announce that Dr. Kester has joined the impressive panel of bilingual experts that collaborate in our weekly series-Ask an Expert. We invite you to visit Dr. Kester’s website, Bilinguistics, to learn more about her and her team. They are “dedicated to enhancing speech and language services for Spanish-EnglishRead More ...

Ask an Expert: How Do I Continue to Reinforce Exposure to Spanish?

Another Monday another question answered by one of the members of our amazing and always growing panel of experts as part of our weekly series: Ask an Expert. If you have missed previous entries, no worries, you can catch up on all their useful advice by clicking here. This week, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D., author of the resourceful book Raising a Bilingual Child, is back to answer  question. Is it too late to make up for my mistake? Today’s questionRead More ...

Ask an Expert: Which Language Should We Use?

We’re starting off the week on a high note with the addition of a new bilingual expert to answer the questions you send to our weekly series: Ask an Expert. Lori Langer de Ramirez began her career as a teacher of Spanish, French and ESL. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently the Chairperson of the ESL and World Language Department for Herricks PublicRead More ...

Ask an Expert:Will My Children Learn English?

We hope you all had a fun and relaxing Easter weekend. Camila got a hold of one too many M&M’s and now we know what a sugar-rush looks and sounds like! Nada divertido. Now back to business. Today, like every Monday, we invite an expert in bilingual issues to answer one of your questions. If you’ve never left one, go ahead and do it now by clicking here If you’d like to catch up on the advice our panel ofRead More ...

Ask an Expert: One-Parent-One-Language from Birth?

Hard to believe it’s barely been two months since we launched SpanglishBaby.  In such a short time we’ve connected with amazing people and read inspiring stories about your own bilingual journey that so many of you have shared in the comments, thru emails and as guest posts.  We truly feel this community is growing strong. We’ve learned that one of your favorite categories (and ours as well!) is Ask an Expert.  We feel privileged to have gathered such a professionalRead More ...

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