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September 4, 2021
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Hidden Multilinguals

Greetings! Here at ISB, we often send information about Panther Native Language Academy (PNLA) classes to ISB families we know are multilingual. But we sometimes miss “hidden multilinguals” whose native/near-native language(s) we don’t know. Examples: Korean student who attended school in French in Africa … Continue reading

March 5, 2021
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Multilingualism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Did you know? Multilingualism has been identified as key to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, considered a blueprint for a better future. This month—between UNESCO International Mother Language Day on February 21 and the International Day of Multilingualism on … Continue reading

April 10, 2020
by ISB Native Language Programs
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What Multilingualism Means to Me: Virtual Middle School Edition

Multilingualism can help us understand different cultures…which is sometimes weird. It makes travel easier…when we can travel! Middle schoolers in virtual Native Spanish with Maite Montero-Nahoum recently represented what being multilingual means to them, celebrating the International Day of Multilingualism.  … Continue reading

March 27, 2020
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Tips on Multilingual Learning at Home

ISB Multilingual Learning at Home, a blog post to accompany the above video. March 27, 2020, is the second International Day of Multilingualism. On this date—chosen because March 27, 196 BC, is the date on the famously multilingual Rosetta Stone—we … Continue reading

February 9, 2018
by ISB Native Language Programs
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“The Need Factor is Crucial” for Learning Language

François Grosjean is an emeritus professor of linguistics at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland, whose blog Life as a Bilingual appears in the Bookmarks on the right side of this blog. Grosjean has been quoted as saying “the need factor is crucial” for young multilinguals: They must experience regular … Continue reading