When raising children with multiple languages our vision is for them to become proficient in more than one language.Continue reading
In every multilingual family, members speak different languages and bring a rich tapestry of cultures and traditions into the home.
However positive, enriching and exciting this sounds, we also face unique challenges related to what can be termed the “language divide.”
Beyond simply knowing two or more languages and dialects (or sign languages), being bilingual* offers a wide range of cognitive, cultural, and future benefits that make it a skill worth cultivatingContinue reading
I recently held a 3 days in-person training about “Language Consulting for Multilingual Families” for a team of experts from Iceland that supports newly arrived families and multilingual families in general. Iceland being a very language-friendly and welcoming country, the amazing support system for foreigners tends to create a unique situation where the local language […]Continue reading
Audio From Cultural Identity Model to Language Identity Model UIL I recently translated the Third Culture Model into a Third Language Model for multilinguals, and I want to share my translation of the Cultural Identity Model from D. Pollock and R. Van Reken, into my Language Identity Model©: (my design is inspired by the Cultural Identity […]Continue reading