Culture Shock B.C. (Before Children) I remember the first time I left the country. I went to Honduras with some college friends to visit some of their friends. This was no tourist trip to Roatan. We went native and visited locals in their houses and hiked the trails to visit people in mountain villages. We rode […]
When my bilingual toddler yells “Die papa!” I give him what he wants: Challenges with multi-lingual children.
Raising a multilingual child has often been given a bad rap. We have had people ask us if we are stunting their development. This came up as our second child didn’t start speaking until he was almost two, and only then with very intentional coaching by me (I will post on that later). We also had […]
Get your move on! Perhaps one of the best methodologies I have encountered for language learning is Total Physical Response, or TPR. As the name suggests, it really gets you up and moving! TPR is a method of language learning that began developing in the late 1950s as a way to both decrease stress in language learning and increase […]
A right thing for a wrong reason. I remember one day when we heard our three-year-old son washing his hands. We’d had talks with him about germs and the need to wash up after using the restroom, and thought, “Oh good, he’s starting to get it!” We even decided to reward him to reinforce this […]
The Journey Begins If you are checking out our site for the first time, odds are you have some desire to learn another language or learn about another culture. I (David) remember the first time I started learning another language. I was about ten years old, and it was a hot, boring summer day on […]