Multilingual Families is the place where you can find information about raising children with multiple languages and get inspired and motivated to maintain your home languages whilst fostering additional ones. 


Here you find information and insights about:

My services and products for Multilingual Families

My Youtube Channels

Posts about the Terminology

"Language Acquisition" and "Language Learning"

Family Language Planning

Maintaining Multiple Languages

Language Change

Encouraging Multilingualism

Language and Culture

SEN Children and Multilingualism

Schools for multilingual children

Research and Good Reads about Multilingualism






My services and products for Multilingual Families:


Family Language Planning

Family Language Consultancy

Online Training for Parents

The Toolbox for Multilingual Families

PEaCH – Free Guide

Free Live Webinars on Multilingualism

Monthly Free Online Meetings

The Toolbox for Multilingual Families WORKBOOK

Good reads for Multilingual Families

Language Resources

Multilingual Families – Facebook Group


My Youtube Channels:


Ute's Youtube Channel

Raising Multilinguals LIVE broadcast

Activities for Multilingual Families


Plurilingual and Multilingual

Thoughts about language fluency

Language Acquisition versus Language Learning

Mother tongue, first language, native language or dominant language?

Code Switching and Code Mixing

Code Switching, what to do, when to worry

No cognitive advantage of being bi- or multilingual

The bilingual brain

Simultaneous and Sequential bilingualism

Interview with Prof. François Grosjean

The Multilingual Mindset

Bridging the Language Divide

The Paradox of Raising Multilinguals

Language Acquisition and Language Learning:

Language Acquisition versus Language Learning

5 stages of additional language acquisition

5 stages with additional... CHINESE

10 Stages of Bilingual Language Development

First Multilingual Non Verbal Communication Milestones

The importance of gestures in the language development of babies and infants

Language Assessment for Bilingual and Multilingual Children

Multilingual Assessment in the Netherlands

Speech and Language Therapists and Multilinguals

4 tips to learn a new language for adults

5 tips to encourage your child to learn the local language

How to learn and memorize new words

Can adults acquire a language the same way as children?

Learning by listening

The illusion of sound and its meaning in language acquisition and learning

Body parts in different languages

Learning to read in multiple languages

What is your maths language?

How to reactivate languages we have learned and we seem to have forgotten

How many languages are too many?

How to articulate sounds

Enhancing literacy skills through music

Do multilingual children become automatically multilingual adults?

Werden aus mehrsprachigen Kindern automatisch mehrsprachige Erwachsene?

Communicating with children while wearing masks

When learning languages, is the earlier the better?

Sensible and sensitive – in French and English

First signs of communication

Telling time across languages

Learning Korean

Full immersion made easy

It's never too late to learn our heritage language!

Family Language Planning:

Ute's S.M.A.R.T. Family Language Plan©

Family Language Strategies

Using different languages at school...

When parents should NOT speak their L1 with their children

Single parents can raise a bilingual child

Can monolingual parents raise bilingual children?

Language scenarios for multilingual children growing up abroad

When you end up talking another language with your child

Language preferences among siblings

How many languages are too many?

How to keep our languages alive while living abroad

When the home language is not the dominant language

Multilingual parenting fatigue

Third Language Model

J'aime mon accent

Internationals struggle to pass on their home languages

Language Change:

Language shift in multilinguals

How to reactivate languages

Language Portrait

How to portray our languages

Can a country be too language friendly?

Challenges in Multilingualism – Navigating Language Dynamics in Multilingual Families

Maintaining Multiple Languages:

Home language maintenance with teenagers

Language Maintenance

Do multilingual children automatically become multilingual adults?

Language scenarios for multilinguals growing up abroad

How to keep languages alive while living abroad

The Dominant Language Constellation model

Preparing multilingual teens for home country visits

Encouraging multilingualism:

Keep cool and stay bilingual

The gift of multilingualism

8 things to say to a bilingual

Myths about bilingualism

Cognitive, Cultural and Future Benefits for Multilinguals

Language and Culture:

Finger counting across cultures

The importance of developing multilingual listening skills

The importance of gestures in the language development of babies and infants

Multilingualism is good for the economy

Which English do you speak?

What the British say and what they mean

How to avoid misunderstandings in international settings

When cultural and linguistic stereotyping is fostered by media

Parent's roles when communicating with children

SEN children and Multilingualism:

The advantage of being bilingual for children with ASD

When a bilingual child turns silent

Let's talk about multilingualism and speech therapy

Can SEN children become bilingual

Signs of communication disorders

What is speech and what is language?

TinyEye online speech therapy

Schools for multilingual children:

New school, new routine, new language

How to find the right school for your children

Sending children to Dutch schools

International and bilingual schools and daycares in the The Hague area

What is your maths language?

Language Assessment for Bilingual and Multilingual Children

Multilingual Assessment in the Netherlands

Research and Good Reads about Multilingualism:

Projects about bi-/multilingualism

Good Reads for Multilingual Families