FREE WEBINAR: How to Get Your Bilingual Child Eagerly Shouting Out the Minority Language (Literally!)

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July 9, 2014

The Bilingual Zoo: A Free Community for Keepers of Bilingual Kids

What is the Bilingual Zoo? The Bilingual Zoo is an online community for parents and teachers of bilingual (and multilingual) children. The kind support of the Bilingual Monkeys audience has enabled me to develop a friendly forum to complement the information found on this site. The forum provides a space for us to interact more directly and personally, thereby overcoming distance and isolation and empowering our mutual success on the bilingual journey. What are the benefits of becoming a member?

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I Do Not Teach Children. I Give Them Joy.

When I came across this quote the other day, my head exploded. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, but it’s not an overstatement to say that these nine words once uttered by Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), an American dancer often referred to as the “mother” of contemporary dance, sum up my whole philosophy of educating children and youth over the past 30 years. No matter what it is we want a child to acquire—and that includes developing active ability in another language—the

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