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Just a quick update on kids' trilingualism. Enjoy!


Jo, now 9 years old,  reads in Indonesian, French and English



Louise, 5 years old, tells story in Indonesian

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Last but no least, Joseph celebrates his 6th birthday today 8 Nov 2009. We put 6 magic candles on his birthday cake this morning and had a good laugh seeing him and Louise trying to blow them off. 








 
My latest publication in Femina Magazine No.18/XXXVII (2-8 May 2009), in the Indonesian language. Femina is a women's magazine circulated in my country.

Background of the article: Parents of upper-middle class in big cities in Indonesia have the tendencies to speak in mixed Indonesian-English languages or even (almost) 100% English to their kids, although both parents are Indonesians. Nowadays, it's very common to hear parents code-switch between English and Indonesian or use a broken English while speaking to their very young kids. Further, those who can afford private educations send their kids to bilingual English-Indonesian or English-only schools.

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