Bilingual Avenue with Marianna Du Bosq

On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I take a question from a listener who is concerned about her son’s language development.  She feels that he is not performing at the same rate as his monolingual peers.  I give her some advice to encourage her to keep going.  I also introduce our first sponsor FluentU!

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Berenice Pernalete, a biliteracy instructional guide, at Mundo Verde Public Charter School in Washington, DC.  We chat about bilingual language models, the challenges language teachers face and the amazing rewards the teaching profession can provide.  Berenice has over nine years of extensive experience in areas such as children’s performance management, children’s program development, and many others.   

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On this episode of the podcast, I share my family’s favorites for English, Spanish and German books. I share favorites from every member of the family including our little one!

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I chat with Joy Penard.  Joy has a degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she met her French husband and began creating her own multicultural experience. They moved to Ireland, then Germany, adding two daughters and the German language to the mix.  She lives in the Alsace region in France. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s concern regarding the languages that are spoken in the home.  They currently speak mostly English but would like to also add Chinese and Spanish.  She also wonders if it is too late to get started since her son is over a year old. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Ana Lomba, a Parents’ Choice Award-winning author and creator of several language learning products that encourage conversation amongst family members.  Ana discusses with us the strategies that she has seen work best for different age groups and how she has incorporated them into her books. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I provide a listener who is working on Japanese with her niece and nephew make the experience more amusing and interesting for them.  I also give her some ideas on how to incorporate a natural progression for their language acquisition process. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, Jeannette Kaplun, an award-winning bilingual journalist and TV personality.  Jeannete shares with us her personal language journey with her children and focuses specifically on the challenges parent face as their children get older.  She shares how she is able to engage her children on their language journey by finding ways to say connected to their heritage language.   Jeannette is the founder of HispanaGlobal, a bilingual platform for Hisapnic women.  She was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Chile.  

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