Welcome to Bilingual Avenue!

My name is Marianna Du Bosq.

I’m thrilled you’re here—because we are a lot alike, you and me. We are both trying to raise multilingual children.  Which means we both value all the benefits that speaking another language can offer. Yet I bet you also know how difficult the language learning journey can be!

If you have ever wondered:    

“When is the best time to introduce a second language to my child?”      

“How can I support a second language at home?”      

“How much exposure should my child to learn another language?”      

“Can learning another language cause language delays?”      

“Is my child too old to learn another language?” …You’re in the RIGHT place! Bilingual Avenue is here to help!

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My Story

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela where I spent the majority of my childhood as a monolingual speaking only Spanish.  Until one day, about twenty years ago, my family and I moved to the United States of America and so began my adventure and passion for language learning!

One of the pictures taken with my siblings after moving to the US

One of the pictures taken with my siblings after moving to the US

My love for language started with my own experience and grew into a desire for teaching others which is why I spent several years in the classroom teaching English Language Learners (ELL).

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My inspiration!

Yet I am now facing the most challenging yet rewarding facet of my life, that of a bilingual parent.  My husband Todd and I are blessed to have two wonderful who we are raising through a commonly used method, One Parent One Language (OPOL) for English and Spanish.And if my language journey was not crazy enough, we spent the last year living in the Black Forest in Germany so I know firsthand what learning another language is like not only as a child but now as an adult!

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The day we arrived to our new community in Germany

 So Why the Bilingual Avenue Blog and Podcast?

Passing on a language to your children can be a tough job for both parents and children!

Bilingual parents often feel like they are alone and so I started Bilingual Avenue to help parents on this journey!

Teaching your child a second language (or more) is truly one of the best gifts you can pass on to them.   Bilingual Avenue is here to help and provide you with the tools for success!

Bilingual Avenue is unique for it provides its audience content in three different ways:  instructive blog posts, insightful podcasts and a private community of like-minded parents raising bilingual children!

–     Tune in to the Podcast to listen in on interviews of experts and parents as we discuss the best tools and most effective strategies to raising children in more than one language.

–    Check out the Blog as I share personal tidbits from my experiences as a bilingual learner, bilingual teacher and bilingual parent.

–     Join the Private Community and get the coaching and guidance your family needs to raise bilingual children!

Pick one avenue that matches your learning style or combine all three for the full experience.

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Meet the other faces behind Bilingual Avenue


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Todd | Co-Founder

Todd manages all the audio editing for the podcast! Believe me that is no easy task.  He provides me with all the support in the world so that I can keep up with Bilingual Avenue.  He is my partner on this multilngual journey and I would not be able to do it without his unconditional love and support.

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Little Peanut

This is our precious little girl! She is incredibly sweet, already a great traveler and just a real joy to be around!

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The Baby

Meet our newest addition to our multilingual family! He is a joy to be around and already loves it when his big sister speaks to him in Spanish.