Bilingual By Choice: Raising Kids in Two (or more!) Languages

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Dec 15, 2010 - Education - 224 pages
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Viginie Raguenaud guides parents on how to introduce a second language to their children while providing insights, resources, and activities for raising children that will become bilingual adults. Bilingual by Choice focuses on the process of keeping children engaged in language learning from youth to adulthood.
 

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Bilingual By Choice: The Family Guide for Raising Kids in Two (or More!) Languages

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Raguenaud, who is raising her twin daughters to speak both English and French, has tackled firsthand the challenges of raising bilingual children. She presents the research that supports early ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful book-packed with insight and knowledge. Bilingual by Choice is a long time coming and it is a must have on anyone's book shelf who has children or wants to. Thank you Virginie for this hard work!

Contents

01 Getting Past the Misconceptions About Bilingualism
1
02 The Logistics of Raising Bilingual Children
19
03 Introducing a Second Language to a SchoolAge Child
37
04 Challenges at Home
55
05 Schooling Options
79
06 Bilingual and Recommended for English Honors
91
07 The Benefits of Bilingualism
109
08 Listen Up
121
09 From Puppet Shows to Bilingual Scrabble
137
10 From Bilingual Storytime to Kids Language Clubs
157
ENDNOTES
181
INDEX
193
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Raguenaud, Virginie|s Global nomad and bilingual writer Virginie Raguenaud is a mother of French- and English-speaking twins and is studying to get her Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Raguenaud is a member of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), Families in Global Transition (FIGT), and the Society of Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR USA). She currently resides in New Hampshire.

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