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How to Raise Kids Bilingually in a Chinese and American environment

How to Raise Kids Bilingually in a Chinese and American environment

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. In order to learn second language, so many students in the world have spent tremendous time on studying. After-school class, mandatory English classes, and language summer camps have always been popular over the years in Asia. As a dominant  language, English has been taught throughout the school years. However, the impact and final result from years of 2nd language…

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Raising bilingual, um, multi-lingual kids

Raising bilingual, um, multi-lingual kids

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Based on the blog “How I raise Bilingual children in 5 steps“, I agree with Bill’s points. Raising bilingual children is not an easy task. I grew up in India where we speak different languages. Even though they are somewhat related, they are quite different too! I spoke Bengali at home and  English in school….

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Growing up bi-culturally and bilingually … my advice

Growing up bi-culturally and bilingually … my advice

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. If you were not raised in America, then what are the chances that you experienced a bi-cultural lifestyle when growing up? As you go back in time, on this Gregorian calendar, you would realize that most people lived a conventional mono-cultural and monolingual way of life. One day, someone discovered a wheel which pioneered the…

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My experiences learned from growing up bi-cultural as a Chinese in America

My experiences learned from growing up bi-cultural as a Chinese in America

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. With a global economy and more recent cultural development, being bi-cultural is an important experience for adults and children. A lot of companies develop business in different countries and they need to understand these countries’ language, people, life and culture. Otherwise they cannot develop their business successfully in that foreign country. For children, learning different…

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