Author | Editor | Mother
Dedicated to Language
MY CANADIAN FAMILY
Canadian families come from all over the world.
Learn about some of the cultures and languages that make being Canadian so great.
Talk to the children in your life about your family, and add your family’s story to this unique book.
8.5 x 8.5 inches
eBook (epub, pdf)
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My travel experiences have heightened my interest in languages and cultures and have advanced my general appreciation for multilingualism. For two years, I lived in Spain, where I fell in love with the Spanish language, the Spanish culture, and my husband. Since then, I have continued my Spanish studies on my own and through my undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary.
In my linguistics studies, I have taken a specific interest in child language acquisition and the bilingual environment, not only because of my experiences, but also because my son's father and I are raising him in both Spanish and English. I have learned that reading to infants from birth is one of the most important aspects of early language acquisition. When my son was born, the only advice the paediatrician had for me was to read him at least three books per day. As I interacted with other parents and researched more, I realized that this is a very important, but undervalued, message.
My research interests have emerged out of these experiences. My ultimate goal is to increase awareness and support for families who want to encourage their children to learn their heritage language. I am interested in investigating and encouraging dual-language reading support for monolingual and bilingual children.
My interest in Spanish and English led to my career as a freelance translator, editor, and writer. I have had the chance to work with many different clients — from an English language learner to professional writers, and from a not-for-profit organization to an energy company. Every project is a new challenge, and I love it!
Raina Schnider delivered very professional service as a proofreader in English and Spanish. She was a pleasure to work with and she met her deadlines. I will definitely hire her for future projects.
Charlene Dobmeier, Kingsley Publishing Services
Raina's services are excellent and are done with the highest quality and focus to detail. I have used Raina's services and she always delivers the requested work in a timely manner. I highly recommend Raina’s services.
Berenice Schultz, Canadian Immigration Law Practitioner
Raina and I have worked together on several projects, both fiction and non-fiction, and I'm always impressed by her ability to see a work's big picture, as well as its most minute details. She is always able to improve a piece of writing while respecting the author's message and voice. I highly recommend her services.