Gus on the Go Blog

Hear from fellow parents and educators around the world share their experiences and their best tips on raising multilingual and future global citizens.

Books for Future Global Citizens

This year I've been obsessing over beautifully illustrated collective books that offer a glimpse into languages and cultures around the world. While we can't always jet set to another country, we can broaden our horizons by opening up a book. Check out what's on our...

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Language and Cultural Subscription Boxes

If you haven't hopped on the subscription box craze, this would be the best time to get a subscription for your family or gift a subscription or single box to your favorite little language learner. While I'm always scouring for language books, I do appreciate a highly...

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5 Mistakes I Made Raising Bilingual Children

Do you remember when you made that decision to raise bilingual children? What led you there and how is it going? Everyone has their own story and for us who were raised in a Bilingual household it is more about language but also identity. In college I committed myself...

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20 interesting facts about Spanish

Spanish is a beautiful language. If that's not enough reason to learn it, Spanish is also the second most common language spoken in the US! But there are dozens of facts the average person doesn't know about this increasingly popular language. For example, did you...

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Last Minute Holiday Gift for Global Kids

1. Uncle Goose Blocks It goes without saying that Uncle Goose blocks are one of the best gifts out there for bilingual babies. I've purchased these for friends in French and Hebrew. These are now also available in Braille & Sign Language. (I would suggest double...

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Managing Language Exposure With My Multilingual Kids

Having been raised monolingual, I know what it is like to learn a second language as an adult. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, and although I am quite fluent, I don’t consider myself perfectly bilingual. Teaching English to children for many years, I...

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How I Embraced My Preschooler’s Love of Language Learning

  Almost four years ago, I made the decision of a lifetime. I decided that I would teach my son Chinese. Little did I know, that decision would completely restructure my life. I researched hours every night when he was a toddler for the best books, language apps,...

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Language Unit: The Solar System

Space exploration is easily one of the best ways to capture your kids' curiosity in science. So why not combine our solar system and your target language into a single lesson? While diving into astronomy vocabulary may sound daunting, I came up with a simple approach...

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Learning Korean with Dom & Hyo

Dom & Hyo make the BEST language learning infographics out there. They're funny, witty and based on Dom's personal experiences with learning Korean as an expat and Hyo's knowledge of the Korean language. We asked them to share their language learning experiences with...

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4 Ways to Use Number Flashcards

There are so many great uses for flash cards! Here are 4 ways to incorporate our number flashcards into your language classroom or at home. 1. Word Wall or Number Line: Incorporating environmental text in your classroom decor is one important way to help for early...

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Digital Communities for Multilingual Families

One of the hardest things about being a multilingual family is the feeling of being alone on the journey without others to talk to. Few of us really know much, if anything, about effective techniques, available language resources, or multilingual brain development...

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What I Learned Creating Content in Two Languages

We asked fellow app developer, Kristin Harris, to share her experience with developing an app for a bilingual audience. When I finished high school, I had completed a total of over ten years of language study in three languages. I started studying French in 7th grade...

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Raising Multilingual Kids with Durgyka of LinguaToys

Q: Can you tell us a little about your journey to multilingualism and how that has shaped your view of the world? I have been passionate about languages since I was a kid. I got a degree in Modern Languages at university and now I am part of a bilingual-bicultural...

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Setting Family Language Goals

As the kids get older, I realize that our family language diagrams have not necessarily changed as much, but the matter in which we go about it has changed. With both of my boys in preschool, the struggle continues in maintaining their interest in their home...

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