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 – […]
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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 […]
There are so many advices about keeping twins in the same class at school or not, which appear to lead to a simple single decision. But sometimes your have to change your decision for the childrens’ sake. Sometimes you’re firmly convinced of doing the right thing but later […]
I wanted to post something else today, but this picture hit me straight into my heart while I was reading the newspapers online these days. This picture shows four 6 year old chinese twins at their school in Shenzen (South China). Their parents did shave their heads and […]