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August 13th, 2014

My four-years-and-one-month-old daughter recently expressed the wish to learn reading. So naturally I pulled out all the stops, ordered a reading kit from Kinder lernen lesen and bought an alphabet poster. Last night, she “read” the first letter and proudly declared “A wie pomme!”

Remember you are not alone

December 31st, 2013

Four years ago today, on New Year’s Eve, I was on the métro going home when I overheard a mother speaking English to her preteen/teenage children, who replied in French. I couldn’t help it, I approached her and asked about languages in her family. It turned out they were a British family living in Normandy. […]

Twitter is my friend for anything writing-related these days. But I also do a bit of bilingualism on the side, as several of my writer friends are expats and parents, too. This week I came across this wonderful website with really good advice for parents of bilingual or to-be-bilingual children: Raising bilingual children

L’équipe du Labo Bébé de l’université Paris Descartes a publié son premier newsletter sur leur recherche. J’aime bien l’illustration de la cabine insonorisée: Vous pouvez lire leur newsletter en cliquant ici (fichier PDF).

Today I came across this article on a UK website: Languages – Gift of bilingualism is too often ‘squandered’ Some quotes: [Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, of the University of Melbourne] who advised the Australian government on its languages policy, said it was of “critical importance” that education systems across the world fostered a “multilingual mentality”, […]

The obvious answer is yes. In a recent study of monolingual French infants aged 20 months, researchers introduced them to new words in a foreign language in an attempt to find out if and how easily they would assimilate them. They came to the conclusion that the results obtained in the study show that 20-months-old […]

L’émission On est faits pour s’entendre, sur RTL, avait invité, le 02 octobre 2012, Barbara Abdelilah-Bauer, fondatrice du Café Bilingue et généralement spécialiste dans la matière du bilinguisme, pour une discussion sur les enfants bilingues. Pour l’instant, l’émission qui dure 35 minutes est encore disponible sur le site de RTL ici. (Si le lien ne […]

Comment élever un enfant dans le bilinguisme, c’est le titre d’une émission passée cette semaine sur RFI, avec comme invitée, Barbara Abdelilah-Bauer, fondatrice du Café Bilingue et généralement spécialiste dans la matière. Pour l’instant, l’émission qui dure 26 minutes est encore disponible sur le site de RFI ici. (Si le lien ne marche plus, j’ai […]


June 29th, 2012

Ich freue mich immer, wenn ich neue Initiativen zur Zwei- oder Mehrsprachigkeit sehe. In Bremen gibt es seit kurzem einen deutsch-chinesischen Kindergarten mit Krippe, Drachenkinder e.V. Intressant zu lesen ist das Infoblatt “Immersionslernen” (PDF) auf der Website des Vereins, nicht nur für Deutsch-Chinesisch.

Ein paar Links

June 11th, 2012

Ich bin neulich auf ein paar interessante Artikel gestoßen: Kindergarten und école maternelle – ein taz-Artikel Über Sinn und Unsinn von Muttersprachlern als Fremdsprachenlehrer Einfach mal lesen…

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