Praised worldwide by parents and experts in the field, Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability is the uniquely empowering guidebook to the bilingual journey by Adam Beck, the founder of the popular blog Bilingual Monkeys (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) and the lively forum The Bilingual Zoo (http://bilingualzoo.com).
Beck, a longtime practitioner of bilingual development in children, shares the best of his personal experience as an educator and parent, offering a wealth of actionable advice in this practical and comprehensive road map to greater success and joy raising bilingual and multilingual kids.
Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability will enable you to...
*Deepen your grasp of the key factors (including the two “core conditions”) for successfully nurturing a bilingual child
*Strengthen your efforts by taking even more mindful and effective action on a regular basis
*Boost your child’s language development, day by day, and bilingual ability over the years of childhood
*Empower your spirit and feel greater motivation, enthusiasm, and perseverance
*Experience a more joyful adventure with your child and a richer, closer relationship
Praised by parents of bilingual and multilingual kids around the world...
“There are many resources out there for bilingual families, but Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability is uniquely special.” —Ana Paula in the U.S.
“After reading Adam’s book and putting into practice every tactic suitable to our circumstances, I noticed extraordinary progress in my son’s language ability.” —Deborah in the U.S.
“If you are going to read one book about raising bilingual children, make it this one. We finished reading it feeling really inspired and full of new ideas.” —Alex in the U.K.
“Looks at bilingual upbringing from a different angle. Full of passion, enthusiasm, positivity, and interesting insights.” —Jana in the U.K.
“The most useful, practical, and motivating book on the market.” —Arancha in Spain
“If you are a parent looking to raise your child with two or more languages, look no further. This is the book you need.” —Alisa in France
“A treasure trove of wonderful practical ideas and creative tips.” —Julia in the U.S.
“The perfect guidebook for our family’s ongoing multilingual journey.” —Jonathan in Japan
“An ideal read when you’re expecting, and a good present for future parents to a bilingual baby!” —Julie in the U.K.
“A very inspirational book. A must-read for bilingual families.” —Gabi in Argentina
Praised by experts in the field...
“A pure gem! Adam Beck has created a truly wonderful and easily readable book that parents everywhere will enjoy and that bilingual families and children will benefit from.” —Dr. Annick De Houwer, leading researcher of child bilingualism and author of Bilingual First Language Acquisition
“Who but Adam Beck can tie together the complexities of raising a bilingual child with such wisdom, warmth, and wit? He shows how fun speaking another language at home can be." —Christine Jernigan, PhD in foreign language education and author of Family Language Learning
“I have recommended it often to parents raising bilingual children. Without fail, their reaction is ‘Thank you. This is exactly what I need.’” —Jennifer Brunk, longtime educator and founder of the popular site Spanish Playground
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About the Author
Originally from the United States, Beck has lived in Hiroshima, Japan since 1996 and is raising two bilingual children in Japanese and English. He attended college in New York, graduate school in San Francisco, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Czech Republic, where he taught English at the University of West Bohemia in the city of Pilsen. He also has a background in theater arts and worked for many years in children's theater, as a director and playwright, before turning his attention to bilingual children.