More and more parents are raising their children with multiple languages, whether from the very beginning or by adding languages later, often when children start attending daycare and school.

  • Are you a family that uses several languages on a daily or weekly basis?
  • Do you want to keep your children (and yourself!) motivated to use multiple languages regularly?
  • Do you want to know how to best manage multiple languages throughout the years?

Here, you’ll find suggestions on how to:

  • Transmit your home/heritage languages to your children
  • Support your children with all their languages
  • Maintain your home languages even when other languages become more dominant
  • Foster new languages
  • Keep your languages active and alive throughout the years
  • Stay motivated as a parent and caregiver in transmitting and fostering multiple languages to your children

We share resources, activities and games, as well as videos and podcasts.

As parents and caregivers of multilingual children, we are our children’s language models and coaches, especially when school and community don’t support our home languages the way we expect.
Children don’t acquire and learn multiple languages without help.

We need to build our multilingual village to raise our multilingual children. (derived from an African saying) ~ Ute Limacher-Riebold, PhD

Our Blog Posts:

Parental Discourse Strategies

As a multilingual family navigating the complexities of raising children in a linguistically rich environment, one common challenge is encouraging children to respond in the target language. To foster a balanced and effective multilingual development, employing specific conversational strategies can be particularly beneficial. 5 parental discourse strategiesElizabeth Lanza (1997, 2004) identifies 5 parental discourse strategies:minimal graspexpressed guessadult

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Preparing Multilingual Teens for Home Country Visits

  Are you visiting your heritage country with your teenagers? When our teenagers grow up abroad and we are the only ones or one of the few they get to speak our language with, meeting family, friends and peers who are immersed into that language is not easy. When my children were preteens, I observed

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