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4 Steps to Take to Help Raise Your Child to be Bilingual

4 Steps to Take to Help Raise Your Child to be Bilingual

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. How to raise a bilingual kid? Wouldn’t everyone like to know how to do it? Maybe not. But those parents who want their kids to be able to have softer heads = more flexible brains that can do multi-tasking, get dementia later in life or not all, and be all-around cooler people want their kids…

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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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