Posts Tagged "multilingualism"

MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

This is part 2 of a classic article about TCKs and multilingualism first published in Fitted Pieces by SHARE Education Services. You can read  part 1 here.) The author is Cynthia Storrs, who served in Europe and was a staff member of SHARE for many years. We often hear that a certain MK is bilingual, but what exactly does that mean? A balanced bilingual child is one who has age-appropriate abilities in both languages (see Baker). Parents (and grandparents!) should not expect that this means the MK will be equally fluent in both languages as two monolingual children are in their respective...

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MKs and Second Language Acquisition

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

MKs and Second Language Acquisition

This is a classic article about TCKs and multilingualism first published in Fitted Pieces by SHARE Education Services. The author is Cynthia Storrs, who served in Europe and was a staff member of SHARE for many years. Few workers forget the day they arrived on the field. It generally ranks right up there with The First Kiss, The Day Kennedy Was Shot, or The Truth About Santa, in terms of recall power. Equally accessible in the memory bank often is: The First Day of Language Study. Regardless of all that  agencies do to prepare a fledgling worker (and many do an commendable job at pre-field...

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Blog Reading for TCK Education Consultants

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Blog Reading for TCK Education Consultants

As education consultants, we certainly want to pass along solid educational information to our families. But sometimes it is also helpful to pass along posts from education and family-related blogs. While some education blogs are more research-based than others, many address the reality of raising families overseas and can offer encouragement when the parents we serve might need it. Here are three blogs that offer information that could be helpful to you as a consultant and possibly be worth exploring on behalf of your families. Please offer others that you’ve discovered in the...

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Culturally Sensitive Home Schooling

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Culturally Sensitive Home Schooling

Our guest blogger this week is Deborah Clouser. A TCK and a mom of three TCKs, Deborah has served as an education consultant in West Africa since 2005. She has enjoyed serving families who use a variety of educational options, including home schoolers. Debbi moved from Burkina Faso to the Metro Washington DC area in 2013 and is presently teaching 2nd grade in a French immersion public school. She continues to work with Anchor Education, PACE, and consult with families in her agency via email and Skype. Let’s take a peek into Emily’s home school classroom. It has the usual maps and graphs on...

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Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 2)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 2)

This is article is by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. You can read part 1 of the article here. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Nearly every consultant is called upon at some point to help a family figure out why a child is struggling in his or her education. Last week, we walked through questions to ask related to transitions and discipline/behavioral issues....

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