Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast is your place to connect with multilingual families, language experts, and passionate authors from around the world. We share actionable tips and motivational stories. Learn from our experiences so your journey raising multilingual children is enjoyable, manageable, and successful.
034 – Speech Pathologist Mary-Pat O’Malley On Language Development of Bilingual Children
Mary-Pat O’Malley is a Language and Speech Pathologist. She holds a PH degree in Linguistics in Trinity College, Ireland. She is an lecturer, author, researcher and lover of all things to do with speech, language and communications. She has over 20 years of working with families and 14 years experience teaching in the university. Mary-Pat is […]
033: Book Review: “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability” by Adam Beck
Recently I got myself a copy of Adam’s Beck new book “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability”. Adam is originally from the USA and now lives with his family in Japan. He runs exceptionally helpful blog Bilingual Monkeys. The day I started to read his book my To Do list was not accomplished at all. I could […]
032: Why Is It Important To Support The Mother Tongue With Renata Peskova
Renata Emilson Peskova has a doctoral degree in Bayreuth University in Bavaria, Germany. She is the Chair at the Mother Tongue Association on Bilingualism. Renata lives with her German husband in Reykjavik, Iceland and has a bilingual son, Yohan. In this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast: Teaching hello in Icelandic and Czech Renata Peskova […]
031: Why Your Bilingual Child Does Not Respond Back In Minority Language
Today’s question is the most popular in my blogging experience. It is been asked by so many parents of different languages, family circumstances and kids’ ages. But the core of the question remains the same: Why my bilingual child does not respond back in minority language. It certainly could be frustrating: you were always speaking […]
030: How to lead by example when raising bilingual children with Mandie Davis
Mandie Davis is the founder of Les Puces Ltd. early years classes. Les Puces is a pre-school group teaching French in a natural and accessible way. She has two daughters, Willow who is bilingual and India who is trilingual. They both learned French and German by living in those countries and being immersed in the language […]
028: How To Overcome Fear When Learning Languages? With Ksenija Popac
Ksenija Popac is the founder of School Placement Consuting and University Study Consulting. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature, from the University of Belgrade, and Language, from the College of New Jersey. She is an experienced educational consultant and educator who has been living and working internationally for over twenty years. Her […]
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I very much enjoyed listening to the why your child won’t answer back in minority language episode (31). Although I thought I was doing everything right, this episode made me realize just how much more we could do for us and our children to bring the minority language into focus. Thanks!!!
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I'm a NYC based wedding photographer who photographs multicultural couples & as they transition to having families & living together, the question of how to raise bilibgual comes up often. I've listened to this podcast & love that it's grounded in realness & addresses waht most multicultural couples struggle with. Great job!
It is wonderful to finally find a resource for raising bilingual kids. Olena is doing this herself and has many ideas about ways to incorporate this into your family lifestyle. Thanks, Olena!