This week, Heather and Christa continue the conversation in Series 1 of BilingualWe – Your Bilingual Model. We discuss raising bilingual kids by spotlighting one of many techniques that parents can use with their children – Minority Language At Home (ML@H). We talk about what that technique looks like at Christa’s house, and why it (sometimes!) takes “a lot of nerve” to continue to implement it – especially when parents and kids are tired! Don’t forget to contribute to our community discussions on Social Media by answering the question: How are you staying committed to Minority Language At Home?
Here’s What We Chat About:
- What is the Minority Language At Home strategy?
- The terms sequential bilingual and simultaneous bilingual
- Why Christa chose to use Minority Language at Home to raise her two daughters
- What daily challenges using ML@H can present, and some strategies to keep going
- This awesome nerdicle from the American Federation of Teachers
- Why Heather and Christa created the #BilingualWe community, and how you can continue to contribute to the discussions
Check out two other nerdicles about Minority Language at Home:
And don’t forget to give us your answers to the question of the week on social media: How are you staying committed to using Minority Language At Home?
Looking for the rest of the videos in Series #1: Your Bilingual Model?
- Episode #001: Get To Know Heather and Christa
- Episode #003: One Parent, One Language
- Episode #004: Contextual Bilingualism
- Episode #005: Time and Place Bilingualism
- Episode #006: Bilingual Kids and Screen Time
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