Mother of 2, Corrie is a Mama who has had plenty of experience with the world of bilingualism.
Born in Holland, Corrie grew up being able to understand Dutch but would only ever respond back to her parents in English as a child. All this changed after moving to England for university, she decided to pursue the Spanish language, later moving to Seville for a year where she became immersed in both the language and the culture.
After marrying an American, Corrie relocated to San Diego and is now raising her two children, Micah (5) and Evelyn (3) in a city where Spanish is widely spoken.
When her son Micah was about two and a half, Corrie decided that it was time to introduce one of her great passions and started introducing the Spanish language to him - knowing the value of learning a language while a child is young.
“It’s never too late" she said, "I started learning Spanish when I was 18 years old, but for him, I really wanted to take advantage of his early years when children pick up so much.”
As a high school level Spanish teacher, Corrie knew that teaching her young children a new language would be a challenge as she wasn't used to engaging young children so she started looking for resources to support her goal.
She began searching for Spanish resources for her kids, desperate to find tools to support her Spanish language dreams for her kids. It was through scrolling on Pinterest one day that she discovered The Cultured Home: Spanish Program and discovered regular resources + a plan she could lean on.
Corrie discovered the at-home vocabulary videos were a hit with her kids and reinforcing the words through their topical Spanish music playlists while the family runs errands have significantly helped to create a bilingual environment for both herself and her children.
“Instead of putting them in front of Peppa Pig, I started putting them in front of The Cultured Kid. Evelyn loved that,” she said.
After only a short time, both her children not only started to absorb The Cultured Kid Spanish videos and game lessons, but they also started actively using the language in their every day lives!
Want to discover more about Corrie's story and all the incredible resources that she shares about as she raises bilingual kids?
Simply head to mamallamalinguist.com - Corrie's resource hub for learning Spanish at home where she shares about Spanish media, music, books, courses, and subscription boxes all in one place and shares her journey of introducing a language at home with ease.
Simply fill out your first name and email address and within a few minutes you can be playing your way to fluency with your little ones!