How do we ensure that our kids are bilingual? Despite all of our best efforts, there’s no guarantee that our kids will become high functioning, biliterate world citizens. Or is there? Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys believes that the Japanese word for fate (en) sums up the best way to ensure a bilingual fate for our kids. Adam has over 20 years of experience teaching and raising bilingual kids. He joins Christa and Heather from Hiroshima, Japan, to share how his intentional efforts with his kids mirror best practice for students in the classroom -and have given his kids a solid foundation in their home language of English. And- don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win a copy of Adam’s new (phenomenal) book!
Here’s what we chat about
- How Adam ended up in Hiroshima and how he met his wife
- How Adam’s book was born-and then became a buffet
- It all boils down to exposure and need
- The Dutch Study
- The importance of play when raising bilingual kids
- How to fail at raising bilingual kids
About Adam Beck
Adam Beck is the founder of the blog Bilingual Monkeys and the forum The Bilingual Zoo. He is also the author of the popular book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids, available at Amazon and other retailers. Adam has worked with hundreds of bilingual and multilingual children, from toddlers to teens, as both a classroom teacher and a private tutor over the past 20 years. He lives in Hiroshima, Japan and is raising two bilingual children in Japanese and English. You can purchase his book here.
Enter here to win a copy of Adam’s book “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids”.
Didn’t win? You can purchase a copy here!
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