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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, Amanda Mouttaki shares how her family moved from the United States to her husband’s home country, Morocco, in order for her children to become fluent in French and Arabic.  Amanda, a blogger at MarocMama.com, explains the obstacles, the proud moments and the funny anecdotes they have all shared along the way. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I continue the reading comprehension multiple part series discussing reading comprehension strategies.  This week we focus on how to leverage asking questions about the text being read to enhance and improve your child’s reading comprehension. 

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On this episode of the Bilingual Avenue podcast, I interview Dorina Sackman, Florida’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.  Dorina shares with our listeners her own family journey and her advice for bilingual families.  

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I continue the reading comprehension multiple part series discussing reading comprehension strategies.  This week we focus on how to introduce visualization when reading literature.  

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Nick Jaworski an American blogger, international traveler and education enthusiast living in Chicago with his wife and daughter.  Nick speaks exclusively in Chinese with his 2-year old daughter although he is not a native speaker and is learning along with her! In addition, she’s learning Turkish from her mother, English from the community and Spanish at a weekly language class. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s question on how to improve his son’s reading comprehension. I describe how making connections can enhance his understanding of text.  This will be the first of a multiple part series discussing reading comprehension strategies. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Susan Dopke, a speech pathologist specializing in language acquisition, bilingualism and cross-cultural communication. Susanne shares many useful strategies to support language at home and lists specific tips that you can implement right away!

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On this episode of the Bilingual Avenue podcast, I describe some of the less commonly known terms that have been used on the podcast including One Parent, One Language; Minority Language at Home; L1 and L2; Minority vs Majority Language. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Jennifer Poe-Faugere a mother of three bilingual girls, blogger, wife and regional tour guide in Bordeaux, France.  Jennifer walks us through her family’s language journey including their move from the US to France and how each of her three daughters have adapted to the transition. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s question with some ideas to support language needs at home.  Many parents with children in multilingual schools do not necessarily speak every language their child is learning.  I encourage parents to focus on promoting literacy skills, increasing exposure and staying connected with the school staff. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Liza Sánchez, mother to four multilingual daughters and founder of Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI), the first independent school in California to offer Spanish-English dual language programs.  EBI is a pre-kinder through 8th grade dual language school with classes in Mandarin starting in the 3rd grade. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s question to help him get his children speaking in their heritage language, Spanish.  Since they entered pre-school and they are getting more exposure in English they engage with him in English. I talk about how to create opportunities where his children will feel the need to communicate in Spanish and also provide some tips and strategies on how to increase exposure to their heritage language. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Úna McCarthy-Fakhry, a mother of two bilingual girls who saw an obstacle and took matters into her own hands.  Tune in to learn how Úna developed a multilingual alphabet to help her daughters and little linguists all over the world! 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s question regarding how to introduce a third language when the parent is proficient yet not fluent in the language. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou, a recording artists, folksinger, winner of multiple parenting awards, world traveler and mom to multilingual children.  Daria discusses how languages can help create conversations from the heart and how music can help aid the language learning experience. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I answer a listener’s question regarding how to address parenting issues when only one parent speaks the minority language.

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Adriana Zoder, a homeschooling mom, author, blogger and newspaper columnist!  Adriana discusses how she is introducing a third language to her bilingual children, the challenges she has faced raising her children speaking English & Romanian and some wonderful proud parenting moments. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Dr. Ingrid Piller, a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Piller describes the hallmarks of a good language program, the linguistic environment in Australia, the many benefits of bilingualism and much more. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Andrey Kneller, a Russian-born poet, translator and math teacher.  Andrey opens up and shares his resolve to preserve his Russian after his family’s move to the US.  He discusses how together with his wife they have raised their bilingual daughter and how speaking and maintaining Russian has allowed their family to have meaningful relationships. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Dr. Brenda Gorman, Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College.  Dr. Gorman walks in detail through the many benefits of bilingualism, common myths and what parents should expect at each developmental milestones for language and speech. 

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Michele Cherie, a former French and English teacher with a passion for French, intercultural education, and purposeful parenting. She lives in Oregon, USA with her husband, preschool-age daughter, and toddler son where as a non-native French speaker; she is raising her children in French. You can follow Michele on her blog at Intentional Mama.com where she writes about making purposeful choices for a culturally-rich, perfectly paced family life--with a French twist.

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On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Karen Nemeth, the founder and CEO of Language Castle.  She is the author of several books aimed at enhancing the literacy and learning experience of young dual language learners.  These books are all fantastic resources for parents and teachers with topics that range from language activities you can do with your toddler to how to appropriately incorporate technology into a child’s learning experience.  

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My name is Marianna Du Bosq and on this first episode I wanted to take some time to tell you about my journey as a bilingual learner, bilingual educator and bilingual parent.  

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