Free Online Consulting for Your Bilingual Journey
It’s true! You can now consult with me (or another consultant) for free!
In the past, I naturally asked a fee for personal consultations. Now, however, I can gladly offer this direct online support for free, to anyone in the world through Skype or Zoom, because I’m providing this service through an organization called HaBilNet. HaBilNet stands for the Harmonious Bilingualism Network and as its homepage states:
HaBilNet promotes and carries out research on harmonious bilingual development. Through HaBilNet you can gain access to research-based sources that will help your family develop bilingualism in harmonious ways.
HaBilNet is the brainchild of Annick De Houwer, an international authority on child bilingualism, with books that include Bilingual First Language Acquisition and An Introduction to Bilingual Development. Among the support HaBilNet is offering is a free consultation service for parents, worldwide, who are raising bilingual and multilingual kids. And Annick has asked me to serve as one of HaBilNet’s consultants. This means that my hour-long consultations are now free because HaBilNet is sponsoring these sessions.
Depending on the demand for this consultation service, HaBilNet may eventually need to ask parents to make a contribution of some kind, but until further notice, it’s a free service.
So if you’d like to talk to me (or another consultant) about your bilingual or multilingual journey, I’d be happy to talk to you!
To arrange a consultation session, here’s what to do…
1. Go to this page at HaBilNet and find my bio.
2. Below my photo is the “Consultation Form” button. Click that button.
3. Fill out the Consultation Form. The space to write is limited, but do mention my name, if you would like to speak with me specifically, so HaBilNet will be aware of this preference. (Please note: HaBilNet cannot guarantee that they will honor requests for a particular consultant—so you may be assigned to another consultant and I have no control over that—but you can nevertheless try requesting a consultation with me, if you like.)
4. Someone from HaBilNet will get back to you directly, though this may take a week or so. After that, I (or another consultant) will contact you personally to arrange a time for us to speak via Skype or Zoom.