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Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Nov. 10

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La Doppia Vita from Language Magazine — A thorough article by our very own expert, Simona Montanari, about the proven benefits of dual language immersion education through the lens of the own Italian-English program she helped get started in Los Angeles. Born To Be Bilingual by François Grosjean from Life as a Bilingual — A letter written by the esteemed Prof. Grosjean on the birth of his first grandchild. Congratulation to him and his family and what a lucky little baby thisRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — July 22

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Why English Is No Longer Enough from The Huffington Post — Not that we need to be convinced, but it’s always nice to hear others saying it. Interesting read! Bilingual Fluency & Disparities in Fluency from Latinaish.com — Our friend Tracy López writes about the differences in her children’s levels of fluency in Spanish. I’ve always found this topic super interesting because in my own household growing up my siblings and I all had different levels of fluency in SpanishRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — July 14

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Not a lot going on this week, but here are a few interesting links you might have missed! The July Carnival is Here! from Non-Native Bilingualism  — I love the monthly blogging carnival on bilingualism because it introduces to so many other parents who, like us, are doing everything they can to raise bilingual (or multilingual) children. The best part is that these are families all over the world and even though the language pairs they use are different than ours,Read More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — July 6

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Hablando Español and Other Ways Travel Has Affected My Children from NYCityMama — I absolutely LOVE this post by our friend Carol Cain. Her family and her just came back from a trip to Costa Rica, which obviously did wonders for her children’s bilingualism and understanding of other cultures. Nothing like exposing our children to language and customs through travel. ‘The Translator’ – The story of Angel Pagan from FoxNewsLatino — For all the baseball lovers out there, this articleRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 29

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It’s obvious summer is in full swing because I’ve very little to share in this installment of Week in Links for #BilingualKids. Plus, honestly, I’ve been way too concerned with the wildfires consuming my state to be able to concentrate on anything else. Have you seen the images? They’re devastating. Hope you don’t mind me asking you to say a little prayer for Colorado. ¡Gracias! Amazing Bilingual Writers II from Life as a Bilingual/Psychology Today — As a bilingual writerRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 23

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Enjoying the first few days of summer? I sure hope so! We’ve had record-breaking temperatures in Denver and so we’re spending a lot of time by the pool. Here’s some of the reading on bilingualism I’ve been doing while lounging  . Enjoy! Experts: Undocumented students could fill bilingual teacher shortage from KVUE-Dallas — Fifteen percent of bilingual and ESL jobs go unfilled in North Texas schools. Many times administrator have to turn to Mexico to recruit teachers. But Obama’s newRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 15

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It’s obvious that summer is right around the corner because it was a bit of a slow week in terms of news in the world of bilingualism. What we did find, though, is definitely worth reading: Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial from the Washington Post — The majority of the info in this article is not totally new, but I like that it’s all together in one place and written in a way that isRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 8

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It feels like a really long time since we’ve done this, but since bilingualism is becoming more and more prevalent in the news, we’ve decided to bring it back. The idea is to gather all the links related to bilingualism, bilingual education, Latino culture and anything related to raising bilingual and bicultural kids in one post every week so you don’t have to go searching for them yourselves. All you have to do is come to SpanglishBaby at the endRead More ...

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