Author: Ashley Shannon

New Year, New Language Learning Goal

With January comes fresh hope for new year resolutions, which could mean a new language learning goal for your family.  As a non-native speaker, I struggle with knowing how to support my family’s language learning at times. Discouragement dances at the edge of my mind. What do you know about Spanish? How can you help […]

What Language Should We Choose to Learn?

With so many beautiful languages in the world, which language should your family choose to learn? What should you consider? Culture? Proximity to native speakers? Opportunity to travel? Food? (Let’s be real. Although food does not equate language, food has been a great cultural bridge and encouragement in my family’s language journey!)  My family fell […]

Christmas Gift Guide for Unique Kid Gifts 

I get this question every year from the grandparents: “What Christmas gift should we get your kids?”  Sometimes I just want to say, “Oh, you know. A couple of sticks and a box.” (Those always seem to be the “toys” that occupy my kids the longest!)  However, I know my parents ask because they don’t […]

How to Make the Most out of A KOM Class

Whether it was because you want to keep your kids away from the summer language slide or you just recently discovered the superpower of learning a second language, you signed up for a Kids On Mission class through Charleston Bilingual Academy.  Congratulations!  Now what? How to Make the Most out of A KOM Class  Our […]