Bilingualism

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.
Does Learning A Partner’s Language Increase Your Odds Of Staying Together?

Does Learning A Partner’s Language Increase Your Odds Of Staying Together?

Will the lifespan of your love hinge on your ability to learn a new language? Also, at what point in the relationship does it make sense to download that language app?
18 Unexpected Perks Of Learning A New Language

18 Unexpected Perks Of Learning A New Language

Sure, you’ll become more worldly. But you probably weren’t expecting to get better at saving money.
Ask Babs: How Do You Respond When You Overhear People Badmouthing You In Another Language?

Ask Babs: How Do You Respond When You Overhear People Badmouthing You In Another Language?

This month: how to clap back in any language. Also, the difference between ‘preservative’ and ‘preservativo’ (and how to correctly ask about the nutritional content of your sausage).
Bilingual Jobs: How Video Editors Tell Stories In Any Language

Bilingual Jobs: How Video Editors Tell Stories In Any Language

An editor at a Chinese television station gives us insights into the art of storytelling in two languages.
Bilingual Jobs: How Teachers Use Language To Connect In The Classroom

Bilingual Jobs: How Teachers Use Language To Connect In The Classroom

Two bilingual teachers share stories and explain how they use their Spanish skills to make an impact.
Bilingual Jobs: How Nurses Use Language To Improve Care

Bilingual Jobs: How Nurses Use Language To Improve Care

Nurses are a source of comfort and aid for the sick and injured, but they have to be able to communicate. We spoke with a nurse to learn how she uses her foreign language skills on the job.
Bilingual Jobs: How Medical Interpreters Help Heal With Language

Bilingual Jobs: How Medical Interpreters Help Heal With Language

Can patients get the care they need if they don’t speak the same language as their doctor? This interpreter is making a difference by breaking language barriers.
Bilingual Jobs: How UN Interpreters Make Language Universal

Bilingual Jobs: How UN Interpreters Make Language Universal

With so many different languages at play, how does the United Nations even function? We spoke with two of the interpreters who keep everything running smoothly.
6 Meaningful Foreign Language Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

6 Meaningful Foreign Language Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

Tattoos symbolize something that is near to a person’s heart. Here are six stories of people who decided to get inked in another language.
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.