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April 10, 2017

Language Learning Can Be Fun!

We’re excited to welcome language learning mom Rashawnda back to our blog. She provides us with some fun, family friendly games and activities that can make learning another language seamless (and exciting).
April 3, 2017

Just Do It – You Can!

When I first decided to teach my son Chinese (and later Arabic), I was terrified, to say the least. I had more questions than I could handle and the thought of trying to find language resources for him kept me up all night. Maybe you had the same worries or questions that I had, and perhaps, in this blog, I can shed some light on what I did to get over the language anxiety hump.
March 28, 2017

Language Books – Where to Get ‘Em

Finding great language resources that fit your child’s interests can be a full-time job by itself. And, if you’re child is like most, their interests change so quickly that keeping them engaged in learning the target language takes some creativity.
March 24, 2017

Creative Language Financing

Paying for language classes can be expensive! And, even with a realistic budget in mind, shelling out money each month for every class or tutoring session can be a hard pill to swallow. That's why being creative in how you fund your child's language learning is key!
March 10, 2017

Foreign Language is not a Performance Act

This week we get some wise words from a fellow mom raising a bilingual kid. Tried of having her daughter put on the spot to speak her target language, Rashawnda shares some key strategies she has used to handle these situations with poise.
February 20, 2017

Drop Everything And Read!

If you haven’t bought a few books in your child’s target language, then now’s the time! If you’re concerned the books won’t get much use, then buy a bilingual version in English and another language.
February 7, 2017

Put it in an Email – Tracking Your Child’s Progress

If you’re like me, you’ve invested tons of time and money into teaching your child a second language. So, the question becomes, how will you document their progress? When my son was a toddler, he would come home with fun crafts or coloring pages in Chinese. As any mom would do, I tried to save every little piece to help him practice the words and for me to keep an eye on what he was learning and mastering.
January 30, 2017

Summer Language Option – StarTalk

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about the summer! Soon, school will be out and your child’s foreign language learning may take a backseat to the pool, the beach or the playground.
January 24, 2017

FlashSticks – Our Language Hodge Podge Game

Next time you’re looking for a way to combine language learning and fun try mixing and matching your child’s target language with their native language.
January 18, 2017

Don’t Be Afraid To…

Teaching your child a second language takes a risk and sometimes you have to “think outside” of the box and not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!