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Episode Info: Ryan Cole is an American living in Prague, Czech Republic with his Czech wife and two American-Czech boys. He’s the founder of the app, Little Lexicon. Little Lexicon is a website that lets your translate and share your bilingual toddler’s vocabulary with friends and family. Ryan created the app after his first child, Oliver started talking. He realized that in the very early stages of speech he was mixing both languages. In this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast: 00:30 Introduction to Ryan Cole and Little Lexicon 01:30 Ryan on his life in Amsterdam and Czech Republic 02:20 Experience in living in Prague and the Czech culture 03:31 Discussing the local language in Prague 05:31 Ryan’s family language portrait and bilingual system for his kids 07:30 How does Ryan teach his son English? 08:54 Is it easy to buy English books in Prague? 09:49 Did Ryan plan to raise his kids bilingual? 11:30 How switching languages work for Ryan in raising his kid 14:52 How did Ryan started Little Lexicon and his idea behind it 17:52 Did Ryan observe any frustrations between the grandparents and his son? 20:45 Discussing mixing languages and correcting it 25:16 What makes the Czech language different from other languages 28:31 Ryan discussing his plans to travel for language/family support 29:44 How are the schools in Czech Republic? Will Ryan send his kids to immersion schools or Waldorf schools? 31:00 The hard part of being bilingual and taking language exams 33:51 Closing Remarks   Items mentioned in this episode: Lexicon Switching Languages One Parent, One Language System   Was this information useful? Don’t you wish you would have found it sooner? Well to help other parents find Bilingual Kids Rock and spread our positive message – please subscribe & consider leaving a review and rating on iTunes. You see – your reviews and subscription information is how iTunes determines what’s good, what’s bad, and what they should share with new listeners. We REALLY appreciate your help – we can’t grow without your support. To leave a review, login to iTunes, go to the BilingualKidsRock Podcast, and click the Ratings and Reviews tab. Then rate us – five stars being good – and let us know what you enjoyed about the show. We’ll even highlight your reviews in future podcasts! Again – thank you for helping us grow and reach more bilingual families JUST LIKE YOURS
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