Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast: Raising Multilingual Children, Multicultural Living, Growing Up With Multiple Languages.
By Olena Centeno: Mother of 3 Bilingual Children, Ukrainian Living in USA, Multicultural Blogger
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Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast is your place to connect with multilingual families, language experts, and passionate authors from around the world. We share actionable tips and motivational stories. Learn from our experiences so your journey raising multilingual children is enjoyable, manageable, and successful.
||034 – Speech Pathologist Mary-Pat O’Malley On Language Development of Bilingual Children||Mary-Pat O’Malley is a Language and Speech Pathologist. She holds a PH degree in Linguistics in Trinity College, Ireland. She is an lecturer, author, researcher and lover of all things to do with speech, language and communications.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||032: Why Is It Important To Support The Mother Tongue With Renata Peskova||Renata Emilson Peskova has a doctoral degree in Bayreuth University in Bavaria, Germany. She is the Chair at the Mother Tongue Association on Bilingualism. Renata lives with her German husband in Reykjavik, Iceland and has a bilingual son, Yohan.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||033: Book Review: “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability” by Adam Beck||Recently I got myself a copy of Adam’s Beck new book “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability”. Adam is originally from the USA and now lives with his family in Japan. He runs exceptionally helpful blog Bilingual Monkeys.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||031: Why Your Bilingual Child Does Not Respond Back In Minority Language||Today’s question is the most popular in my blogging experience. It is been asked by so many parents of different languages, family circumstances and kids’ ages. But the core of the question remains the same: Why my bilingual child does not respond b||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||030: How to lead by example when raising bilingual children with Mandie Davis||Mandie Davis is the founder of Les Puces Ltd. early years classes. Les Puces is a pre-school group teaching French in a natural and accessible way. She has two daughters, Willow who is bilingual and India who is trilingual.||12/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||028: How To Overcome Fear When Learning Languages? With Ksenija Popac||Ksenija Popac is the founder of School Placement Consuting and University Study Consulting. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature, from the University of Belgrade, and Language, from the College of New Jersey.||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||026: How A Parent Can Stick To Speaking Heritage Language||Today’s question came from a reader who speaks Arabic to her kids. She writes: My biggest problem is that I forget to speak my native language! I am so fluent in English, and surrounded by it so much all the time,||10/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||027: Having Doubts About Bilingual System When Step-Kids Are Around||--||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||025: Late Bilingual Talker||In today’s episode I am answering the question that came from our reader Carol. She writes: Hi, I have a 21 month old baby girl, and she says almost nothing. Some people say that she is late, but I want to think that is because she is hearing two lang||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||023: Ryan Cole | The Founder of Little Lexicon About Raising Two Sons With English and Czech||Ryan Cole is an American living in Prague, Czech Republic with his Czech wife and two American-Czech boys. He’s the founder of the app, Little Lexicon. Little Lexicon is a website that lets your translate and share your bilingual toddler’s vocabula||3/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||024 : Jim Porter of Speekee on Finding The Right Language Teacher And Raising 2 Bilingual Kids In English And Spanish||Jim Porter is a British who lives in Spain with his wife and two bilingual children. He started teaching English in 1994 after he graduated from university in the UK. It was in 1998 when he founded a tuition agency named Talk Languages,||2/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||022: Tim Johnson On How Dual Language Books Can Help Learn A New Language||Today’s guest is very interesting because it’s the first time that we have an author of children’s books. You might even have heard about the book – The Adventures of Bosley the Language Bear. The series of the cute bear and his adventures on th||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||021: Michele Cherie | How Non-Native Speakers Can Raise Their Kids Bilingual||My guest in this podcast episode is Michele Cherie and she’s the founder of Intentional Mama. She writes about making purposeful choices for culturally-rich, perfectly paced family life–with a French twist.||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||020: Yulia Carson | Great Advice For Expat Families||Yulia Carson is a multicultural trainer and she specializes in working with expat families. She relocated from Moscow, Russia to Chicago, Illinois 14 years ago. She studied History in Cultural Anthropology both in Russia and the USA – this led her to||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||019: Meet Monica Bravo Granström | Multilingual Mom | Author | Scholar | Chief Editor and Language Activist!||Monica Bravo Granström, (MonicaBG.com) is a Swede living in Germany with her Spanish husband and two multilingual children. Besides of being an academic at the University of Education in Weingarten, she also works voluntary in many ways for multilingua||8/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||018: Meet Amanda | “Miss Panda Chinese”!||Amanda Hsiung Blodgett is the founder of Miss Panda Chinese, Miss Panda Chinese helps children everywhere learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun and engaging way by presenting kids songs and stories in Chinese that are easy to learn and fun to listen to.||7/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||017: Leanna Guillen Mora | The Language Story of The Creative Mom||Leanna Guillen Mora is the founder of Multicultural Kid Blogs and Baha’i Mom Blogs. She also blogs about embracing the madness of motherhood at All Done Monkey. She is a stay at home mom to her 4 year old son and his baby brother.||6/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||016: Brett Parry | “My 4 Years Old Daughter Is A Perfect Translator Between Polish And English”.||Brett Parry is the creator of the podcast – Down Under and Beyond ( a podcast channel providing information and inspiration surrounding everything to do in and around Australia). He is an Australian dad, married to a Polish wife and they have daughter||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||015: Jonathan Ervine | Father’s Perspective On Language Acquisition||Jonathan Ervine – is the creator of Dad’s the way I like it – a website on what it means to be a dad and how dads are represented in the society. He resides in North West Wales with his wife, son and pet chicken.||6/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||014: Anna Vinogradova | Multicultural Kitchen As A Way To Learn Languages||Anna Vinogradova is the founder of Multicultural Kitchen ( A blog about food, cultures and languages – the connecting point between Anna and her husband as they love to cook and eat a lot). She is a Russian mom,||5/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||013: Becky Morales | Four Cultures Family | They Are Truly Global Citizens||Becky Morales is the creator of Kid World Citizen – offering activities that help young minds go global. She is an ESL teacher with a passion for multi-language education and traveling around the world. Becky and her husband,||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||012: Interview With Olga Mecking | European Mama||Olga Mecking is the founder of European Mama – a blog that focuses on expat life and raising trilingual children. Olga blogs about her experiences on her site and sometimes contribute articles to other websites as well.||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||011: Maria Babin | One Parent Speaks Two Languages to Her Children in a Unique And Very Effective Way||In this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Maria Babin. She is the founder of Trilingual Mama. She has four trilingual kids with her French husband and they are residing in France. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Prov||4/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||010: Tatyana Leskowicz | How To Encourage Your Toddler to Speak Your Language||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock podcast, we talk with Tatyana Leskowicz. Tatyana is a U.S. resident who was born from Russian parents. She can speak Russian, English and a little bit of Swedish after her short stays in Sweden and Israel.||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||009: Childhood Bilingual Andrei Semenov Shares His Language Story||In this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Andrei Semenov. He is from Russia but he grew up in Colorado, USA. We talk about Andrei’s family portrait, how he came to America, how he learned to speak English and Russian while growing u||4/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||008: Lina Dickson About Beauty of Chinese and Bilingual Living||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Lina Dickson. She’s the founder of Best4Future blog, a blog created to record Lina’s efforts to teach Chinese to her daughters and a journey to look for fun and effective ways to bring u||3/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||007: Cordelia Newlin De Rojas | Founder Of Multilingual Mama Shares Her Tips On Bilingual Parenting and homeschooling||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Cordelia Newlin De Rojas. She is the founder of the blog, Multilingual Mama. Cordelia is a Franco-American mother of two girls, Pacifique and Claude.||3/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||006: Annabelle Humanes: One Family – Four Languages. How?||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Annabelle Humanes, founder of the blog – Piri-Piri Lexicon. She’s a French language researcher married to a Portuguese and they reside in Germany with their daughter, LJ.||3/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||005: Adam Beck | The Founder Of BilingualMonkeys.com Gives Us Great Ideas On How To Raise Children Bilingual||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we give more tips and ideas on how to raise bilingual kids. Bilingualism is more like a journey, but you still need to set up couple destinations so if you reach them – you will be happy with your jou||2/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||004: Helene Demetriades Shares Her Experience With Raising Her Toddler Son To Be Bilingual In French and Greek||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk about being a bilingual parent and expat as well as raising a bilingual child. My special guest is Helene Demetriades, a talented illustrator and a bilingual mother.||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||003: Rita Rosenback | Mother Of Two Adult Bilingual Daughters And Language Expert Shares Her Bilingual Journey||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we discuss the multilingual journey of a mother of two multilinguals . My special guest is Rita Rosenback. She is a language expert and the founder of a Multilingual Parenting-Bilingual Children.||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||002: Anna McGuigauri Shares Her Experience With French Immersion Kindergarten||On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we discuss learning a second language in immersion schools. My special guest is my friend, Anna McGuigauri. She shares her experience with French immersion school.||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||001: What Can Monolingual Family Members Do to Take Part in a Child’s Bilingualism||Listen to the audio in support of this article. I invited a very experienced monolingual parent to give us an advice! In our family I am the bilingual parent, who on the daily basis teaches kids Russian and Ukrainian, our minority languages.||1/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
The Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast ROCKS! A very biased...but truthful review!
OK - so I need to be transparent.
I'm married to the woman who created this show.
That being said - I am a business owner and love listening to podcasts daily.
The Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast is worth your time because Olena focuses on helping YOU raise bilingual children.
She does this through:
1. Detailed interviews with parents just like you who are in the trenches making it happen.
2. Supporting her discussions with the research she has come across so you can be sure it works.
3. Focusing on tactics she has used to raise three bilingual children herself (despite having a monolingual husband - me!)
4. Supporting all this with a detailed blog that breaks out the topics important to parents raising bilingual children.
I have seen the passion she puts into this and I know you'll feel it when you listen to her for yourself.
Will recommend it to family and friends
I've seen my sister and brother in law struggle to raise their kids bilingual and they will appreciate all the help in this regard, so thank you for making it so readily available and relatable.
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