GROWING UP BILINGUAL BOOK DRIVE!!

THERE IS NO BETTER GIFT FOR A CHILD THAN A BOOK!! As part of the Dual Language Learners Committee for South Florida, we have been working on supporting parents to keep their home language and culture alive. This has great advantages for the children’s future success in school, as well as for entire family and … Read more

Spread the Word About the Benefits of Bilingualism

Why is this still big news? As I am reading yet another article on how bilingualism is beneficial for everyone I wondered why this is still treated like big news. There are so many people all over the world who are bilingual and multilingual and we are all living with the benefits that come from … Read more

The Importance of Reading and Conversation

Your child learns language in a natural way through conversations. Here are some ideas to improve communication in any language. Listen to your child. Let your child know that his stories and conversation are interesting to you. Make comments and ask questions that encourage him to explain and talk about what he is doing. When … Read more

Common Myths About Learning Two Languages at an Early Age

COMMON MYTHS ABOUT LEARNING TWO LANGUAGES AT AN EARLY AGE If I mix English and my native language my child will get confused. Children can differentiate between two different languages from an early age. It is part of the development of a dual language learner to learn some words in one language and other words … Read more

Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos blending traditions

Halloween & El Día de los Muertos: Blending Traditions

I just love October and love Halloween. It’s such a fun time of the year. I have always liked dressing up and now that I have children I enjoy it even more. Being bicultural and bilingual gives us the opportunity to blend traditions and I have to say Halloween and El Día de Los Muertos really … Read more

How to raise bilingual and bicultural children

Teach by example: value your culture. The first step to raising bilingual children is to recognize the value of your culture and your language and to take a conscious decsicion that you are willing to invest the time and energy to keep your traditions, beliefs and language alive in your home.   Speak your native … Read more

The Importance of Keeping your Culture and Language Alive

The Importance of Keeping your Culture and Language Alive

Your children will have no problem learning English and adapting to the culture of the country they live in because they are immersed in it. Advantages of being bilingual Keeping your culture and language alive at home will reinforce in your children a sense of identity and will build their self-esteem. Children benefit from learning to … Read more