Tag Archives: language learning

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 […]

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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to You!

  St. Patrick’s Day Wouldn’t Be Possible Without Language Learning Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If your family is anything like mine, your kitchen smells like corned beef and cabbage today.  Though my family has many of its roots in Eastern Europe, somehow, a few generations back, the Irish managed to sneak into our family tree, so […]

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Total Physical Response

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 […]

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