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The Polish Edition of “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability” Is Here!

I’m thrilled to welcome the Polish edition of Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability to the world! (In Polish the title is Podaruj dziecku szanse na dwujezycznosc.) This is the first translated edition of the book and, honestly speaking, I never imagined an exciting development like this when I wrote the original English edition, which was published in 2016. Back then, I was only hoping that the book in English, which was based on my experience as a teacher and parent

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What Happened to My New Book Featuring the Success Stories of Bilingual and Multilingual Families?

Exactly a year ago I was in Europe, traveling to nine countries and staying with 10 families. It was a fantastic trip, lasting nearly six weeks, and I was able to interview 15 parents for a new book I’m writing that features the “success stories” of bilingual and multilingual families. If you missed the posts I made about my trip when they first appeared, here’s the first one, which includes the links to the four posts that followed… Reflections on

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Are Your Kids or Students Learning Spanish or English? This New Bilingual Book of Fairy Tales (with Online Audio) Could Help Fuel Their Progress!

What is 28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables? 28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables is a language learning resource (not a picture book) designed to fuel the improvement of learners of Spanish or English. Engaging and effective for children, teens, and adults, with easy access to online audio files offering professional narration in both languages. A useful, flexible resource for self-study, homeschooling, or classroom use, it includes ideas for learners, parents, and teachers to make the most of

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Exciting News! It Came in the Mail Today and It Looks Great!

Conditions in Japan have improved quite a lot through the month of May. New cases of COVID-19 infections have dropped to around 20 a day, nationwide, with no new cases in the Hiroshima area in the past couple of weeks. As a result, local schools will reopen next week and my kids will resume their school routine after nearly three months at home. The whole city has its fingers crossed. In a post I made in early April, I described

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Live Chat with Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys on May 24! (If you missed it, you can watch the video!)

Friends, come join me and Tiara Harris of Chocolate Sushi Roll for the very first episode of “Bilingual Kid Talk”! If this first live chat works well enough, we’ll be back monthly for more episodes, talking about raising bilingual kids and responding to questions from out there in the world! (We did do a trial run the other day, which went pretty smoothly, but since it’s live, anything could happen, especially when you mix in some monkeys!) We’ll start at

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Free for Families: My Fun-Filled Novel, in the Spirit of Roald Dahl, for Children and Adults

**Finalist in both the Readers’ Favorite 2019 International Book Award Contest and the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards.** “How I Lost My Ear is an extraordinary imaginative achievement.” “Adam Beck is a master storyteller, a master of invention.” “Reminds me of the best of Roald Dahl.” Friends, it’s hard to say how long we’ll be sheltered at home because of the coronovirus, but as long as this lasts, I’m making the digital version of my fun-filled novel available

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Big News About My Blog!

Friends, I have big news! Nearly eight years have passed since I founded the Bilingual Monkeys blog. I somehow managed to build the site myself, and keep it running longer than I expected, but over these years the technology behind it has grown old and it doesn’t perform very well these days. So I’ve finally come to a crossroads: either I renew the site—and that means redesigning it completely, which, considering its size now, is a pretty massive task—or I

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All the Crazy Mischief I’ll Be Making in 2020

Friends, I hope the new year has begun well for you and your family and that you enjoy a lot of rewarding progress on your bilingual or multilingual journey in 2020! The many resources I offer are always available to you and, beyond that, I’m just an email away! For me, it looks like 2020 will be a busy year of mischief making because I’ve decided to focus as fully as I can on my work in the field of

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NEW! The Perfect Book for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids

Just in time for Christmas! I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! is the perfect book for parents—especially new parents and parents of younger kids—who dream of raising bilingual or multilingual children. Written by Adam Beck, author of the popular guide Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability, this playful book is a unique “picture book for adults” with delightful illustrations by Pavel Goldaev. Narrated by a lively baby, the book emphasizes the most important information parents need for realizing joyful success on a

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Follow My Travels in the UK and Europe!

Friends, I’m on the road from September 2 to October 9! I’m working on a new book about raising bilingual/multilingual children and I’ll be visiting families across the UK and Europe and interviewing experienced parents about their “secrets of success.” Here’s where I’ll be… September 3~10: UK *I’ll be speaking in person in Newark, England on Sunday, September 8. I’d love to see you at this public talk if you live in the area! Get more details right here. September

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Great Reading for Summer! Engaging Books for Language-Loving Families!

Want to read some engaging, widely-praised books this summer? Please take a look at my popular nonfiction and fiction for language-loving families! (Yes, bearded dragons included!) “the ideal guidebook for parents” Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids “A pure gem! Adam Beck has created a truly wonderful and easily readable book that parents everywhere will enjoy and that bilingual families and children will benefit from.” —Dr. Annick De Houwer,

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