¡Bienvenidos! This is Entre Dos Podcast, where moms Paula and Monika share their quest to raise bilingual kids and, along the way, talk to educators, experts, linguists and regular parents. "Entre Dos" means "between two," which summarizes the challenges a lot of families face as they work to ensure their culture is passed on to the next generation. It's not easy, but people all over are figuring it out. So can you! Join Monika and Paula as they explore the bridge between language, culture and identity.
Harmonious Bilingualism: A Chat with Dr. Annick De Houwer
Why do some children who grow up hearing two languages only use one? Our guest, Dr. Annick De Houwer, has been researching this question for years. De Houwer is a professor of language acquisition and multilingualism at the University of Erfurt in Germany and the founder of the Harmonious Bilingualism Network (HaBilNet). We spoke to … Continue reading "Harmonious Bilingualism: A Chat with Dr. Annick De Houwer"
Cuéntamelo: Maleta Books
Welcome to the first episode of Cuéntamelo: Your Bilingual Story, a series by Entre Dos in which we speak to parents, small business owners, authors, and others about their bilingual life. These episodes may be shorter than our regular episodes and a bit more personal. Today’s inaugural episode is different than what you’re accustomed to … Continue reading "Cuéntamelo: Maleta Books"
In our first episode of 2021, we had a conversation with author Sabreet Kang Rajeev about her book, Generation Zero: Reclaiming My Parents’ American Dream, which tackles her family’s immigration story in America. Identity and place can sometimes be abstract notions. They define who we are while also remaining elusive. In the process of integrating … Continue reading "Generation Zero"
Parenting with an accent: A conversation with writer Masha Rumer
Raising children with two languages and cultures may sometimes feel like a constant negotiation between the two. In this episode, writer Masha Rumer talked to her about her experience raising English-Russian bilingual children in the U.S. Masha lives in the Bay Area, where she writes about parenting and the immigrant experience. She is currently writing … Continue reading "Parenting with an accent: A conversation with writer Masha Rumer"
Dual Language Programs in the Pandemic: The story of Naperville 203.
In the past few weeks, the topic of the 2020-21 school year has reached a fever pitch, with good reason. As we pay close attention to the discussions surrounding PPE, social distancing, hybrid and virtual models, one thing that seems to be missing from most discussions is efforts to ensure continuity in the many dual-language … Continue reading "Dual Language Programs in the Pandemic: The story of Naperville 203."
Advocating for Bilingualism: A Call to Action
Advocating for our children is an inherent part of parenting. We do it every single day in both big and small ways. We know bilingualism is good and we want it for our children. So how can we advocate to make languages more accessible in our communities? In this episode, we begin exploring how you … Continue reading "Advocating for Bilingualism: A Call to Action"
Just what I was looking for!
So happy I found this! It is exactly what I needed when I didn’t even realize it. I am so excited and feel a lot more confident in my choice to introduce Spanish to my young kids. Thank you so much :)
Not just for parents!
I don’t have children but I am bilingual and I find this podcast very interesting and educational. I love hearing the stories of other bilingual individuals.
I really wanted to like it…
If you are looking for a podcast that gives substantive advice and guidance about teaching bilingualism in the home, you will probably be disappointed.
If you want a podcast where you can listen in on two friends discuss their worldviews of being bilingual and raising bilingual children, then you will like this podcast.
As a parent, a lot of what i heard was “I want to ensure my child thinks/feels/acts a certain way.” It’s all done in a non-aggressive and lighthearted way, but there’s only so much that can be said about that issue before i felt like i got the message.