029: What Language Siblings Should Speak

Does this sound familiar? You speak your language to both of your kids, you motivate them to speak it to you, you spend a lot quality time with them but as soon as you leave the room -  they start speaking majority language to each other!  And that is exactly the problem one of our readers has. She writes: Hi, Thank you for good information on raising bilingual kids. I have a 3 and 6 year old … [Read more...]

028: How To Overcome Fear When Learning Languages? With Ksenija Popac

Ksenija Popac is the founder of School Placement Consuting and University Study Consulting. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature, from the University of Belgrade, and Language, from the College of New Jersey. She is an experienced educational consultant and educator who has been living and working internationally for over twenty years. Her expertise includes educational consulting, teaching, … [Read more...]

026: How A Parent Can Stick To Speaking Heritage Language

Today's question came from a reader who speaks Arabic to her kids. She writes: My biggest problem is that I forget to speak my native language! I am so fluent in English, and surrounded by it so much all the time, that I keep slipping back into it without even noticing! The first year I did well with both my kids in trying to speak Arabic, and often said things in both languages (my husband doesn't … [Read more...]

027: Having Doubts About Bilingual System When Step-Kids Are Around

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025: Late Bilingual Talker

In today's episode I am answering the question that came from our reader Carol. She writes: Hi, I have a 21 month old baby girl, and she says almost nothing. Some people say that she is late, but I want to think that is because she is hearing two languages. Is it normal that she isn't saying many words? I'm a little worried. The first question her to answer is bilingualism really causes language … [Read more...]

023: Ryan Cole | The Founder of Little Lexicon About Raising Two Sons With English and Czech

Ryan Cole is an American living in Prague, Czech Republic with his Czech wife and two American-Czech boys. He's the founder of the app, Little Lexicon. Little Lexicon is a website that lets your translate and share your bilingual toddler's vocabulary with friends and family. Ryan created the app after his first child, Oliver started talking. He realized that in the very early stages of speech he was … [Read more...]