Posts tagged "Bilingual"

Being bilingual: Is it ever better to learn to speak one language over another?

My sons attend an international school where most of their classes are taught in French – except for English class. Easily, they spend most of their day hearing, speaking and learning in French – right in Chicago. But, at their school, French isn’t considered to be a second language. Rather, French and English are both viewed as first languages. Yes, even though... Read more »

The Zazoo: Building bilingual reading skills in young children

My five-year-old son is at magical age when letters become sounds and together they become words – words he can read on his own. All of a sudden, words are everywhere – hidden in plain sight. He delights in each word he’s able to string together as he reads it – at home, on the “L” train, along busy streets, at restaurants, or at school.... Read more »

Welcome to Raising World Citizens!

Last fall, after living in the city for two years (back after a stint in the burbs), my husband and I pledged to start to expose our sons to the world. We put together our list of “must visit” Chicago neighborhoods, booked a family trip abroad (the first time we’ve done international travel since our... Read more »
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