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Last Chance to Be One of the First to Read My New Book About Raising Bilingual Kids

Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability

As I’ve mentioned before at this blog, I’m now writing a book about raising bilingual children. And today I’m happy to announce that the manuscript for Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability is nearly finished.

Please note: This book is different from my eBook, which you can freely download as a PDF file. To learn more about the eBook, and get your own copy, see Instant Inspiration for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids.

Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability will be released in print in early 2016. However, if you’re interested in reading the “preview edition”—for free—I’ll soon offer this chance to a limited number of people in order to support your efforts at home and gratefully receive your feedback on the book for the first published edition.

First, though, let me tell you a little more about Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability

  • This book has basically been in the making for 20 years, ever since I first began teaching, and then parenting, bilingual children. The writing process itself has taken over three years.
  • My aim is to provide a comprehensive breadth of ideas and inspiration—”a big buffet of food for thought”—that will help parents experience even greater success on their bilingual journey.
  • It’s a big book, roughly 70,000 words, and shares the best of my personal experience as a longtime practitioner of bilingual acquisition in children. It explores the subject in unusual depth from a practical standpoint, focusing on the day-to-day reality of effectively, and enjoyably, fueling language development.
  • Like my blog, I hope this book will not only be informative and encouraging, but engaging to read. Although some of the content naturally overlaps with my work online, I’ve also gone far beyond the blog to provide a wealth of new material, diving deep into the ways of thinking and acting that can lead to more productive efforts and stronger progress.

The preview edition of Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability is almost ready. Over the next week or two, I’ll complete the manuscript and then send an email to those people who have expressed interest in possibly reading it and offering feedback. But in order to receive that message, with further information, you must be on a special email list for the book. If you’re not already on that list (it’s separate from my newsletter list), you can add your email address right now. Again, this is your last chance to be one of the first readers! :mrgreen:

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I’m really excited about this book and I look forward to sharing it with you, either soon or early next year. By the time you finish reading it, I’m confident you’ll be even better able to do exactly what you desire: maximize your children’s bilingual ability to the most effective and enjoyable degree you can.

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23 Responses

  1. Congrats Adam!

    I think I’m still on that mailing list but if I’m not, please add me.

    Looking forward to reading your collected wisdom. 😉

    Cheers, Mayken

    1. Mayken, thanks! This book has been a reminder that, like the bilingual journey itself, plodding effort pays off over time!

      Yes, I just checked and you’re already on the email list.

      Cheers back to you,

      Adam

  2. Good luck, Adam, with the new book and thanks for all the inspiration you give us every time.
    It is a windy road but a great one to travel on.

    1. Gretha, I’m grateful for the positive feedback. Yes, it’s a long road, and bumpy at times, but if we just keep going, we’ll enjoy a rewarding journey with our kids.

  3. That’s cool information! I hope I’ll get that fresh copy by email. Is that the book you wrote somewhere that helps parents raise their bilingual kids with English?

    1. Wojtek, Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability is designed for all parents and languages. I do hope to write another book geared specifically for those parents pursuing English as the target language, but that’s a future project.

  4. Hi Adam,

    20 years in the making and just a few weeks before release – phew! Congratulations!

    I can’t wait to read and imbibe what you have learnt over the years. Please count me in for your special list. 😉

    1. Nikoya, the book won’t really be released until next year. Although the manuscript is basically complete, I’d like to share a preview edition with a small group of readers this month to hear their impressions. My hope is to make the first edition of the book as helpful as possible.

      To subscribe to the list, just click the link above! Thanks!

      1. I have subscribed to that list!

        I’m very sure that this book will benefit many parents on the bilingual journey for their kids. This, according to me, is all the more inspiring because you have actually traveled, and are continuing to travel in a similar path like many of us, but there’s not many who can actually take the dedicated effort to put it into writing. And it’s very thoughtful of you to offer to get it reviewed by a select group of people who may be interested. Please continue to inspire us more!

    1. Dina, I appreciate your interest! The preview edition will be a PDF file, offered by email. Next year the first edition will be available in a print version or digital version, and you’ll be able to obtain either one worldwide.

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I’m Adam Beck, the founder of this blog and The Bilingual Zoo, a lively worldwide forum for parents raising bilingual or multilingual kids. I’m also the author of the widely-read book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability. I’ve been an educator and writer in this field for over 20 years as well as the parent of two bilingual children, now 16 and 13. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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