Bilingualism

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Jessica Pimentel On Learning Swedish For Love

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Jessica Pimentel On Learning Swedish For Love

Our conversation about learning Swedish for her partner, language challenges on the OITNB set and singing in metal bands.
When Music Is Multilingual: 10 Artists Who Perform In Other Languages

When Music Is Multilingual: 10 Artists Who Perform In Other Languages

You don’t have to be completely fluent in another language to make your music more accessible to your fans around the world.
Quiz: Can You Guess Which Celebrities Speak Another Language?

Quiz: Can You Guess Which Celebrities Speak Another Language?

Talk about star power! Some of your favorite celebrities can add second (and even fifth) language skills to their list of talents.
Multilinguish: Code-Switching Decoded

Multilinguish: Code-Switching Decoded

In this episode of Multilinguish, we talk about code-switching: why do bilinguals so often switch between their languages?
Which Candidate’s Spanish Won The Democratic Debates?

Which Candidate’s Spanish Won The Democratic Debates?

Over two nights of debating, four of the Democratic presidential candidates broke into Spanish. But how do their language skills measure up?
Bilingual Celebrities: Famous People Who Speak More Than One Language

Bilingual Celebrities: Famous People Who Speak More Than One Language

These bilingual celebrities, athletes, business leaders and politicians are great sources of inspiration for our language-learning pursuits.
Third Culture Kids: Love, Loss And Learning When You’re Culturally In Between

Third Culture Kids: Love, Loss And Learning When You’re Culturally In Between

When you’re not exactly a member of your parents’ culture (but not exactly a member of the local culture where you live), your relationship to yourself — and to the entire world — is different.
9 Famous Bilingual People Who Are More Successful Thanks To Language

9 Famous Bilingual People Who Are More Successful Thanks To Language

These people have drive, they have hustle, and they also have foreign language knowledge to propel them even further.
How Learning A Foreign Language Makes You Richer

How Learning A Foreign Language Makes You Richer

Among the many benefits of learning a second language: cold, hard, cash.
Why Are Humans Multilingual, And Have We Always Been?

Why Are Humans Multilingual, And Have We Always Been?

Whether you’re a master polyglot or a reluctant monolingual, you live in a multilingual society. But will that always be the case?
6 Questions With Bilingual Parenting Expert Maritere Bellas

6 Questions With Bilingual Parenting Expert Maritere Bellas

We spoke with Maritere Bellas, author of ‘Arroz Con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children,’ about growing up in Puerto Rico and the importance of learning a language with your child.
Bilingual Jobs: How Social Workers Provide Support Across Languages

Bilingual Jobs: How Social Workers Provide Support Across Languages

We spoke with a social worker who uses her fluency in English and Spanish to make a difference in children’s lives.
Ask Babs: How Do I Convince My English-Only Relatives That Language Learning Is Good For Them?

Ask Babs: How Do I Convince My English-Only Relatives That Language Learning Is Good For Them?

This month: how to dismantle the provincial-archy. Also, a German learner accidentally introduces his love interest as his girlfriend. Can he walk it back smoothly?
These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

At the International Academy of New York, kids are immersed in English, Mandarin and Spanish — as well as a lived commitment to diversity.