Vancouver area resources (schools, events, tutors, etc.) for specific languages
These resources are presented only for informational purposes to help families find local resources for their language. Bilingual Family Consulting is not affiliated with these resources, does not endorse them, does not guarantee accuracy and disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information.
Cousteau - L'école française internationale de Vancouver (regular school)
École André-Piolat North Vancouver (regular school)
Information on French immersion programs in the Vancouver area (regular school):
Marisa, North Vancouver: (604) 809 6844 (private tutor)
Surrey German School ("Saturday" school)
Vancouver Westside German School ("Saturday" school)
Vancouver Christmas Market (annual event)
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Books on raising bilingual children
There are many books on raising bilingual children that a quick internet search will reveal. I personally found the following insightful:
Baker, Colin (2014). A parents' and teachers' guide to bilingualism. 4th edition. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
This book is written in a question-answer format, it's straightforward and contains lots of well-researched information.
Zurer Pearson, Barbara (2008). Raising a bilingual child: A step-by-step guide for parents. New York, USA: Living Language (Random House).
King, Kendall & Alison Mackey (2007). The bilingual edge: Why, when, and how to teach your child a second language. New York, NY, USA: Collings Living.
Wang, Xiao-lei (2008). Growing up with three languages: Birth to eleven. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
This book is a detailed account of growing up trilingual, written by a researcher about her two trilingual children.
Wang, Xiao-lei (2011). Learning to read and write in the multilingual family. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Harding-Esch, Edith & Philip Riley (2003). The bilingual family: A handbook for parents. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.