Stephanie Meade

Stephanie Meade is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent, an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. After living in four countries and working in many others as an economist in international development, she can speak four languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and English. She is passionate about all things related to language, especially raising bilingual children, as well as bringing up children with a global perspective. She is raising her own Moroccan-American daughters bilingual in Arabic and English at home while recently introducing Spanish. She always assumed she would speak Arabic by the time her oldest child was able to talk (which was four years ago now!) and she is finally making the time and effort to learn this year.

Posts by: Stephanie Meade

How to Have a Baby in a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

How to Have a Baby in a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Given the lessons learned from my several botched Russian attempts, when my job moved me from Armenia to Germany, I decided I would not learn German. I initially had little interest in the language and was only in Germany for an interim period while I waited for a new water project to materialize in Bolivia. But then everything changed when my love life took an unexpected turn.

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From Monolingual to Multilingual

From Monolingual to Multilingual

There is a joke I have heard on a couple of occasions that goes like this: What do you call someone who speaks two languages? – Bilingual. Three languages? – Trilingual. Four languages? – Quadralingual. One language? – American. It’s true. The average American doesn’t speak a second language.

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