Kelly Aiglon and her two bilingual boys
We love to share stories of how families support their children as they learn a new language. Read on to learn some tips from a bilingual family in Chicago!
Kelly Aiglon is the Chicago editor of Red Tricycle, a resource for “hip people who happen to be parents, too.” Their awesome email alerts (seriously, sign up here) will keep you from saying “Well, what should we do today?” ever again.
Kelly’s family is bilingual French-English, and lucky for us, she has shared their multilingual story!
So Kelly, when did you become multilingual yourself? Read more...
We’re excited to announce that we’ve just signed a new lease, and in June we will be relocating to a beautiful 4500 square foot space at 2518 W. Armitage! Here is a letter from Multilingual Chicago Founder & President Jill Kushner Bishop (in case you didn’t get the email). Read more...
Top 10 Reasons for Relocating
- We need a bigger, more flexible space so our language school and translation agency can each continue to grow and thrive
- A recent survey completed by over 100 students told us that a more central location would be preferred
Multilingual Kids and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum have teamed up to present a Language Through Nature series. Kids ages 1-4 are immersed in Spanish, Polish or Mandarin while experiencing the animal and plant life of Chicago.
During class, instructors and kids discuss a local animal species, like a snake or turtle – its anatomy, where it lives, what it eats – while practicing vocabulary and counting. There’s fun and music, and the last 15 minutes of class is a Critter Connection where Nature Museum staff bring in the featured animal of the day for the kids to experience! Read more...