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...]

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

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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...]

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...]

024 : Jim Porter of Speekee on Finding The Right Language Teacher And Raising 2 Bilingual Kids In English And Spanish

Jim Porter is a British who lives in Spain with his wife and two bilingual children. He started teaching English in 1994 after he graduated from university in the UK. It was in 1998 when he founded a tuition agency named Talk Languages, connecting hundreds of language teachers in the London area with thousands of happy clients for private lessons. In 2006, he co-founded Speekee, where children to … [Read more...]