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Phony Accents: Paging Henry Higgins

For a while now, I’ve been wondering about the way I pronounce the word “room”. I can pronounce it in a standard manner, but every once in a while it comes out with a very odd vowel sound, an “uh” rather than an “oo”. 453 more words

Unlock: Journalling

questions immersion parents should be asking, part 4

We’re continuing our series on how to be a great immersion parent by suggesting another question that parents should be asking as they evaluate if a dual language immersion education program is right for their child: 488 more words

Dual Language Immersion

Why You Might Regret Not Raising a Bilingual Child

Does Being Bilingual Make My Child Bicultural?

I have hesitated to share my own family-of-origin story with you, dear readers, but the time has come. 603 more words


Author Samantha Mabry on her Debut Novel, a Student's Shrug, and Straddling Two Cultures

By Samantha Mabry

I teach English at a community college in downtown Dallas. Currently, some of my students are reading a book entitled Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness… 922 more words

Young Adult

Family Travel: A Great Way to Boost Your Minority Language

I have mentioned before that travel is one of the best things about being a bilingual family.

Let’s talk more about travelling. Here’s the thing: travel is a privilege that not all people can access. 311 more words


Plan for Raising a Bilingual Child: A Free Template

Here is my free resource for planning your bilingual family

Our Family Plan for Bilingual Success

Bilingual parenting is hard, but it is also the most rewarding thing that you can do. 317 more words


Can My Child Learn Spanish from Dora or Diego?

Are Tv shows with bilingual content like Dora a helpful tool for bilingual families?

I have mentioned the phenomena that I like to call “the  417 more words