I just read Eowyn Crisfield’s post “The Importance of Monolingual Situations for Bilinguals“ about how to get children use the minority language. The most effective way is to build a social environment that shares the language(s). But this is not always possible. Maybe you’ll find families who share […]
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A few days ago I published a post about „5 Things to say to a twin mum“ and was amazed on how many feedbacks I received. I would like to thank all those who took the time to read the post and to leave a reply. I also […]
October is the month where people can experience not to buy anything new. The Buy Nothing New Month is „the global movement for collective, conscientious consumption“. This idea started in Melbourne and spreaded to the Netherlands and the USA. The challenge consists in not buying anything new – […]
Have you ever noticed that there are many articles and posts about „Things not to say“ to all kind of people: cops, girls, men, (ex-) girlfriends, (ex-) boyfriends, friends with children, childless friends, pregnant women, to a dj, to a PhD student, at a job interview etc. ? […]
For the second time I played an active part at the European Day of Languages ( see about this here) at my childrens’ school. 12 Languages were represented in a sort of Language Village and children from the whole Senior School had the opportunity to walk around and […]
Parenting abroad means getting in touch with other styles of parenting. What do you adopt from other cultures?
When monolingual parents hear their children mix their languages, they often get irritated and start worrying. Will their children ever really be consistent in one of the languages? Is code switching the same as lack of fluency? Voxy pointed out this last assumption in a post.To sum it […]
Embed from Getty Images In articles about bilingualism and OPOL we usually find two different labels: “one parent – one language” or “one person – one language” which, in my opinion, is a bit misleading. The term of OPOL was first introduced by the french linguist Maurice Grammont […]