Multilingual family blogs

Multilingual families around the world | directory of blogs on Trilingual Mama
If you're wondering about other multilingual family blogs, here are a few others. Languages spoken include Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Croatian, Welsh, Japanese, Swahili, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic including Moroccan Arabic, Finnish, Slovene, Russian, Polish, Quechua, Ukrainian, Mestreechs, Punjabi, Farsi and Swedish. Maybe there's a family that it's in a similar situation as you! Feel free to contact them via their respective blogs or by e-mail.

Multilingual families around the world | directory of blogs on Trilingual Mama

Bilingual families

Trilingual families 

  • Amanda’s family lives in Morocco and speaks Moroccan Arabic, French, and English. http://marocmama.com
  • Annika’s family lives in Finland and speaks Finnish, French and English. www.be-bilingual.net
  • Sandra’s family lives in Belgium and speaks Portuguese, English and French. http://bxlsprout.com
  • Yin’s family lives in Sydney, Australia and speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and English. http://trilingualfamily.wordpress.com
  • Galina’s family lives in Italy and speaks Russian, Italian and English. www.trilingualchildren.com
  • Olga’s family lives in Holland and speaks Polish, German and Dutch. http://www.europeanmama.com/
  • Daria’s family speaks English, Spanish and Quechua. http://www.dariamusic.com/
  • Carina’s family lives in England and speaks Portuguese, French and English. carina_losna@yahoo.com
  • Christine’s family lives in Kyiv, Ukraine and speaks English, German and Ukrainian. khariv0kh@gmail.com
  • Sarah’s family lives in the US and speaks English, French, and now Spanish (her son attends a Spanish immersion school). http://babybilingual.blogspot.fr/
  • Anna’s family lives in London and speaks English, French and Russian. Anna recently founded a website about kids’ activities in London. http://www.youractivekid.com/ anna@youractivekid.com
  • Diana’s family lives in NYC and speaks Spanish, French and English. http://ladydeelg.com/
  • Anna’s family lives in San Francisco in the USA and speaks Russian, Spanish and English. http://www.multiculturalkitchen.org/ anna_vinogradova@yahoo.com
  • Adriana a Costa Rican/American citizen living in Germany with her family. They speak Spanish, English and German http://www.Changingplate.com
  • Hannah’s family lives in Ecuador. They speak Spanish, Finnish and English. http://www.latitudecuador.com/
  • Ginger’s German Chilean family lives in England and speaks and some German and Spanish.  http://gingerandbread.com/
  • Marion’s family lives in Iowa, USA and speaks English, French and Portuguese. limberger.marion@gmail.com
  • At Our Whole Village, there are three families, two of which speak both Spanish and English, and another that speaks Spanish, English AND Portuguese :). One family is based in the US, the other two in Madrid, Spain! http://ourwholevillage.com/
  • Justyna’s family lives in Germany and speaks Spanish, Polish and German. http://wnaszejkrainieczarow.blogspot.de/
  • Dominika’s family lives in Ireland and speaks Polish, French and English. http://www.wychowac3jezyczka.blogspot.com/
  • Veronica’s family lives in Northern Virginia (the Washingtong D.C. area) and speaks English, Spanish and French. abrahamdoc@gmail.com

Quadrilingual families 

  • Angelique’s family lives in Italy and speaks Dutch, Italian, English and Mestreechs (the dialect of her home town Maastricht). www.angeliquefelix.com
  • Cordelia’s family lives in Bangkok and speaks French, English, Spanish and a smattering of Thai! www.multilingualmama.com
  • Souad’s family lives in England and speaks Arabic, French, German and English. www.babelkid.net
  • Annabelle’s family lives in Germany and speaks Portuguese, English, French and German. www.thepiripirilexicon.com
  • Rita’s family lives in England. They speak Swedish, Finnish, Punjabi and English. http://multilingualparenting.com/

Quintilingual and beyond! 

  • Varya’s family lives in China and speaks English, Russian and Mandarin Chinese as well as Swahili, Arabic, Farsi and French! http://creativeworldofvaraya.com
  • Ute’s family lives in the Netherlands and speaks German, Swiss German, English, Dutch and Italian. http://expatsincebirth.com/
  • Ivana’s family lives in Karlsruhe, Germany and speaks Italian, Croatian and German on a daily basis as well as a smaller percentage of Slovene and English. ivanamdb@tiscali.it

If you’d like to be added to this list, please leave a comment below. Include your first name, where you live, what languages you speak and your website url or contact info.

36 Responses

  1. Stacey says:

    I would like to be added if you don’t mind. My name is Stacey, we live in Indiana and speak English and Spanish.
    http://livingthelanguagelearnandplay.blogspot.com/
    Thank you! I love both of your blogs they have been truly inspirational!

    • Thank you Stacey! I’ve added your info and I look forward to following your blog and hearing from you here at Trilingual Mama!

    • Conchi says:

      Hi Stacey! He leído tu blog y compartimos el hecho de intentar introducir un segundo idioma cuando nuestros hijos ya tenía adquirido el primero. Mis hijos hablan español y estoy con la inmersión en inglés. Me gustaría poder contactar contigo para poder compartir experiencias. Mi email es: conchimanresa@hotmail.com

  2. Hi, wow that is excellent research. A big thumbs up!
    I do not really blog about raising trilingual children but rather all the challenges we are trying to tackle in South Africa, but nevertheless, my family speaks English, German and Afrikaans every day and some Venda too! cvheerden.wordpress.com

  3. ladydeelg says:

    I’d love to be included! We live in NYC, we speak Spanish, French and English at home. my blog is Ladydeelg.com Merci! Gracias! Thanks!

    • Maria says:

      Hello ladydeelg! I’d be happy and honored to add you onto the list! It’s taken me a while but you haven’t been forgotten, and you’re on the main list as well as the ones for Spanish and French. Bisous xo

  4. Anna says:

    Curious if anyone has a bilingual Turkish/English family? Love your blog. Can’t wait to keep reading!

    • Maria says:

      You can be the first family! 😉 Let me know if you’d like to be added to the list. Looking forward to hearing from you again!

  5. Ginger says:

    Dear Maria, just stumbled on your blog by accident but it rings a bell! We’re a German and Chilean family, living in England – our kids are 12 and 2, both speak English fluently but whereas the older one has never made any effort to speak or understand Spanish, the little one understands German, but answers in English or Spanish …
    My own blog, Gingerandbread.com, is mostly about food, really, but I have to say I find that it is one of the most persuasive ways to instil as sense of belonging to a culture in children who have never lived there: you should see their little eyes lighting up at the sight of sausages 😉

    • Maria says:

      Hi Ginger! I thought I had responded to your comment long ago! Apparently not! I’d be happy to add you to our growing list of multlingual families.
      I had a peek at your blog – how fun!
      Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to hearing more from you!
      P.S. German, English and Spanish – what a great trio of languages!!

  6. Hanna says:

    Hi Maria! Great to find your blog. We are also a multilingual family, living in Ecuador. We speak Spanish, Finnish and English. Our daughter is still a baby, but I´m hoping she will learn all three languages.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Hanna, so fun to meet you and I love your blog! I lived in Quito from 1994-1996! I love Ecuador! You are so lucky to live there!
      I’d be honored to add you to our list! Looking forward to seeing more of your blog!

  7. Aimee says:

    This is such a fantastic resource! I’d love to be included. My name is Aimee and I live in Chicago. My husband and I speak English, but we enrolled our sons in an international school so they can be multilingual. Right now, they speak English and French. My website is Raising World Citizens – http://www.RaisingWorldCitizens.com.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Aimee! I would love to add you to this growing list of multilingual families! I already follow you on FB by the way!

  8. What a great list! I’d like to be added if you don’t mind! Adriana a Costa Rican/American citizen living in Germany with my family Spanish. English and German http://www.Changingplate.com

  9. Margarida says:

    Hola Maria,

    Sigo tu blog (y facebook y twitter) con asiduidad… me interesa mucho el tema del bilingüismo desde que nació mi hijta de 17 meses. Yo soy española de lengua catalana, mi marido francés y vivimos en Francia (Nantes). O sea que en casa hay tres lenguas: francés, catalán y español… Y desde hace 17 meses estoy metida en esa aventura del trilingüismo.

    Muchas gracias !

    Un abrazo hispanocatalán desde Francia !

  10. divy66 says:

    Hi Maria, I would like to be added to the list. We live in Iowa, USA and speak English, French and Portuguese. My email is limberger.marion@gmail.com
    Thanks for this wonderful blog!

  11. Erin says:

    Thanks for the blog round-up! At Our Whole Village, we have three families, two of which speak both Spanish and English, and another that speaks Spanish, English AND Portuguese :). One family is based in the US, the other two in Madrid, Spain!

    • Maria says:

      How fun! I’m just trying to decided how to list you!! So are you three separate families that run the website? You are doing fantastic work by the way!

  12. Excellent job! I would like to be added to the list. I write blog in Polish – http://wnaszejkrainieczarow.blogspot.de/
    We live in Germany, speak at home Spanish, Polish and German.
    Me gustaria saber si hay otras familias con padres q uno hable polaco o aleman con otro en espanol. Muchas gracias!

  13. I just discovered this blog and I’m so glad I did! I also see my recently met in the blogosphere coleague – Justyna, has been here first :) Could you add me to the list too please? We are a trilingual family living in Ireland, speaking Polish, French and English at home.

    I write a blog in Polish about my daughters trilingual development from pretty much her first words – http://www.wychowac3jezyczka.blogspot.com/

    I am also on a look out for other families with same language combination (PL & FR + EN).

    • Maria says:

      Sure Dominika! Will add you to the list and also give you a shout-out on my FB page to help you connect with other Polish, French and English speaking families!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  14. I am an English speaking South African mum living in France with my French Austrian fiancé raising our little boy of 10 months to hopefully speak English, French and German. I’ve recently decided to start a blog, and would love to be added to your list.
    http://www.thetrilingualbean.blogspot.com

    Thank you so much.

  15. Adrienne says:

    Bonjour Maria, We’ve chatted before on facebook about raising trilingual children. I wanted to let you know, that I have decided to start a blog about our mulitilingual adventures in homeschooling, expat life and travel, etc. I’d love to be added to the list above!

    My family is multicultural and multilingual living in Paris, France. I’m American and my husband is Turkish. Our common language is French. With our two chilren (ages 3 & 2) we are currently focusing on four languages (English, French, Turkish and Arabic) but we hope to include (Kurdish and Zaza, my husband’s two other native languages) when our kids are older.

    We are currently homeschooling our children with 2 weeks in English and 2 weeks in French.
    Our blog The Multilingual Home (www.themultilingualhome.com) is set to launch in April 2017.

  16. Sara says:

    Such a great resource! Thanks for sharing! I’m Sara and I write the One Dos Tres blog http://www.onedostres.com about our experiences raising our children to speak (and eventually read and write) Spanish and Slovak while living in the United States. I hope you’ll take a look and enjoy!

  17. Gozango says:

    Hi Maria! Thanks for putting this together – you’ve assembled a great resource! I’m constantly amazed at the language combinations of multilingual families, and your list confirms the incredible melding of languages and cultures in our world. :)

    My name is Suzan – I too am a California native living in Europe (in Finland). Our trilingual family speaks Tatar, English and Finnish. My blog helps parents introduce English to their young children via Songs, at http://www.gozango.net. I would love to be added to your list. Thank you!!

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