Raising multilingual children / Élever des enfants polyglottes

Taught by Professor Rachele DeMeo

This course is intended for anyone wanting to raise their children bilingual/multilingual and multicultural. 

Ce cours est désigné pour quiconque souhaitant élever leurs enfants bilingues/polyglottes et multiculturels.

The content of the course is in both English and French.

 Le contenu du cours est tout deux en anglais et français.

Discover the strategic and planned methods to raise your children bilingual/multilingual. / Découvrez des méthodes stratégiques et planifiées pour élever vos enfants bilingues/polyglottes.

Access resources to find all the necessary tools to help you raise your children multilingual/multicultural. / Accéder à des ressources pour trouver tous les outils nécessaires pour vous aider à élever vos enfants polyglottes/multiculturels. 

Discover where to find the material to raise your children with several languages. / Découvrez où trouver le matériel pour élever vos enfants avec plusieurs langues.

Learn how to easily teach a language / languages you already know, as a parent. / Apprenez comment facilement enseigner une langue / des langues que vous connaissez déjà, en tant que parent.

Find out how to expose your children to languages you may not know or do not know well. / Découvrez comment exposer vos enfants à des langues que vous ne connaissez pas ou ne connaissez pas suffisamment.

With two generations of personal successful experience and 9+ years of postgraduate studies, learn how to successfully motivate and provide your children with a bilingual/multilingual / multicultural environment. / Avec deux générations qui ont eu du succès d'expérience personnelle et plus de 9 ans d'études supérieures (au delà d'études universitaires), apprenez comment motiver et pourvoir avec succès, un environnement bilingue/polyglotte / multiculturel à vos enfants.

What the course includes:

  • Video lessons

  • Tutorials

  • Handouts

  • Practice activities

  • Step-by-step guides

  • Resources to keep you plugged in to French


Receive memberships to two groups!

  • Keeping you plugged into French daily!

    Membership to a private group for regular additional resources in French to constantly keep you plugged into French. From movie recommendations, to fun games to current events -- you get it all!

  • Your community to practice with!

    Benefit from a membership to pair up with another fellow student and/or study group to practice with regularly based on your usual availability. Get involved in our community by participating in group discussions.

The total package

You get it all!

  • Real French (not useless French that's not actually used) taught in the most logical way (what's used the most!

  • Embedded culture, expressions, slang, everyday expressions

  • Practice activities individually and with others! Be a part of our community!


Founder, native French instructor and language specialist

Rachele DeMeo

ABOUT FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR: Rachele DeMeo was born in Nîmes (Languedoc-Roussillon), Southern France where she spent the first nineteen years of her life. Raised by an American-Italian father and a British mother, Rachele grew up in a bilingual, multicultural environment. From a young age, she knew she wanted to teach. Passionate about languages and other cultures, she knew her career would involve both other languages and other cultures. She graduated with a French Baccalaureate majoring in languages (French, English, Italian), Philosophy & Literature. After a year of studying in a private College (while working different jobs) in Southern France, she moved to Maryland to complete a B.A. in Christian Education, intern for Congressman Chris H. Smith and teach. She taught at a variety of institutions including Berlitz Language Centers, Sylvan Learning Centers and Northrop Grumman hired her to teach their engineers French and translate as well as do some administrative work. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she moved to California for a teaching position (teaching French to middle schoolers and high schoolers) and furthered her education graduating with a M.A. Additionally she pursued a (second) Masters in Education specializing in Teaching and Learning. Rachele is also AFAA certified as a group fitness instructor. Over the last 15+ years, she’s had experience teaching K-2, 6-12 and College (MiraCosta College (8 years) & Palomar College). (View student ratings here.) She specializes in teaching predominantly French (all levels) but has also taught Italian (beginner’s) and English (as a Second Language). She founded Belle Terre Academy in 2019, offering online language courses. She currently teaches, does weekly YouTube videos, writes books (3 have been published so far) and speaks at a variety of workshops and conferences she's regularly invited to (for speaking inquiries, click here). She is, additionally, on the executive board of the American Association of Teachers of French (San Diego Chapter), as president. She genuinely enjoys helping others--from students, professors to other members in the community. She also serves as president for FLAM San Diego which provides French classes for French-speaking children in the San Diego region. Aside from her passion for languages and cultures, Rachele enjoys doing humanitarian work. From helping out Haitian refugees in Tijuana a few years ago to other trips (including visiting orphanages in India) in a variety of countries. Rachele sponsors Orphans First--a non-profit organization helping suffering children worldwide. Rachele enjoys cooking, loves extreme sports (surfing, snowboarding, longboard skateboarding), singing and playing the piano. She has composed her own songs. Rachele absolutely loves traveling. Rachele is married, has two children (she’s raising bilingual) and many pets.