Useful Addresses for Bilingual Families

To the best of my knowledge, none of the companies or organizations listed below have Web sites. All offer some information or materials of interest to bilingual families. Some of these company names and addresses were provided by a biling-fam list member from a book called Bringing Up Baby Bilingual, which was published in 1984. It is therefore possible that some of these companies have closed, moved, or changed. If you know for certain that the information provided below is out of date, please let me know as soon as possible.


Advocates for Language Learning
P.O. Box 4952
Culver City, CA 90231 USA
Tel: 310 398-4103 Ask for Madeline Ehrlich
Offers information on various approaches to language learning

ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
1118 - 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA
Tel: 800 276-9834 Ask for Craig Packard
Can provide free bibliographies and digests of foreign-language materials, or a tailored search of language and linguistic resources for a small fee.

Intercultural Development Resource Association
suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78228 USA
Tel: 210 684-8180 Ask for Rogelio Lopez
Has information on starting a language immersion program.

National Network for Early Language Learning
Center for Applied Linguistics
1118 - 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA
Has a list of schools with foreign-language immersion programs.

Books, Videos and Other Materials

National Textbook Company
8259 Niles Center Rd
Skokie, IL, 60077 USA
Song recordings, tapes, textbooks, filmstrips, and boardgames in four languages; other books in many more.

The Children's Center
United Committee for UNICEF
311 E. 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Lists of recorded children's holiday and game songs and songbooks.

Bilingual Publications
1966 Broadway
New York, NY 10023 USA
Books, recordings of children's classic stories

Teachers' Discovery
In US call: 1-800-TEACHER
This catalog is meant for teachers in Florida, but there are many videos for children in languages other than English.

Aims International Books
In US call: 1-800-733-2067
Good selection of children's books, including Interlingo fables

Balvin Export Trading Corp.
New York City, NY, USA
Telephone: 212-398-6562
Multi-system TVs and VCRs

German Language Video Center
Division of Heidelberg Haus
7625 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN 46226-5298
Will transfer PAL videotapes to NTSC format for a reasonable fee.

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