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Five common myths about raising bilingual children

Surprising as it may be, I was once a child, but one who happened to grow up in a multilingual environment but dominated by English. That I actually ended up having a career using my languages from childhood did not come easily. I had to overcome some major hurdles 🚧 in the form of widely-accepted […]

How come Australia is at Eurovision? It’s actually a perfect marketing opportunity…

Time to get out the sequins and huge props. The world’s most watched non-sports TV show is on, the Eurovision Song Contest 🎤. Tonight is the second semi-final, with 16 acts from Europe… and Australia. But wait! 🪃 Australia is nowhere near Europe. How come it’s at Eurovision? 📺 Well, for one, it’s massively popular […]

Naš jezik at Munich Airport

I’m about to fly off to Australia transiting through Munich Airport 🇩🇪 … so I’m preparing myself to be ready to speak in “naš jezik” (“our language”). 👉 So what is this “naš jezik” (“our language”)?👉 And why is it spoken at Munich Airport? “Naš jezik” is the euphemism used by people from ex-Yugoslavia in […]