Adam Beck

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Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction books "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!" (illustrated by Pavel Goldaev) as well as the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear" (illustrated by Simon Farrow). For over 20 years he has worked with hundreds of bilingual and multilingual children as a classroom teacher and private tutor. He now lends support to families all over the world through his blog Bilingual Monkeys (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) and his forum The Bilingual Zoo (http://bilingualzoo.com).

Originally from the United States, Beck has lived in Hiroshima, Japan since 1996 and is raising two bilingual children in Japanese and English. He attended college in New York, graduate school
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Maximize Your Child's Bilin...

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Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam  Beck
"This book has helped our family like no other. Thanks to authors many tips and strategies (I have to admit I took a less orthodox approach, though) I was able to make my daughter say there first words and sentences in the minority language! This i..." Read more of this review »
Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam  Beck
"I loved this book because it has a lot of small tips and tactics on what you can do as a parent to give your children the gift of bilingualism. The book is structured in two parts: Perspectives & Principles. Perspectives are ways of thinking;..." Read more of this review »
Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam  Beck
"Reading this book marked the beginning of my being a lot more mindful about raising my children to speak both English and Japanese. Beck's stories, parenting advice, and language teaching expertise are indispensable. I strongly recommend this book..." Read more of this review »
Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam  Beck
"Fueled by noticeable improvement in my child's minority language after we spent a month back in Vietnam visiting the grandparents, I am in search for a deeper strategy and practical tips. This book is great for several reasons

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Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam  Beck
" Thank you, Jan. Again, I appreciate your understanding and the positive exchange we've had. "
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
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“In the time of your life—live! —William Saroyan”
Adam Beck, Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability

“It’s true, the older I grow, the more conscious I seem to become of how brief our lives really are, but I know I can still do better at appreciating the people in my life while we have this fleeting chance to be together.”
Adam Beck, Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability




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