Welcome to #BilingualWe, where each week, Christa of Pura Vida Moms and Heather of Books del Sur comb through the latest in research about bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism to bring you a vlog full of practical ways to engage children in a second language, no matter how much of that second language you use at home. From commentary on academic research to authentic book recommendations with lesson plans to guest interviews, you can be sure that you aren’t alone in the quest to raise culturally competent bilingual world citizens.
Why #BilingualWe? We know that it takes a village to raise world citizens, and sometimes that village can be hard to find. That’s why we created #BilingualWe, a community of bilingual parents engaging in the important dialogue about how to keep two (or more!) languages alive at home. Please use the #BilingualWe hashtag on social media so that our dialogue is catalogued, searchable, and accessible to everyone in our community.
About the Hosts Heather and Christa found each other on Twitter as they were launching their own businesses, and after one phone call realized that a partnership was kismet. Heather is a bilingual elementary education teacher in Wisconsin, mom to a 15 month old, and the founder and CEO of Books del Sur, a first-rate importer of authentic Spanish literature for kids. Christa is a former high school Spanish teacher who is now staying home to raise her two daughters, 1 and 3, full time – in Spanish. She is the creator of Pura Vida Moms, a blog resource for multicultural parents.
Where to find your hosts
E-mail: puravidamoms (at) gmail (dot) com
e-mail: booksdelsurheather (at) gmail (dot) com
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