Raising bilingual kids


This story was featured in: Episode 6

Eliza Sarnacka-Mahoney –  Polish journalist, columnist and writer whose works appear in Polish language newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of books on American life and

Victoria reading in Polish

Victoria reading in Polish

politics, novels and collections of poetry.

As a mother raising two bilingual daughters she is actively involved in the movement to promote and popularize bilingualism in the Polish communities living outside of Poland.  Her columns about bilingual home and education run in numerous Polish publications in North America (including our “Gazeta”, where we created a column “Our bilingual children” – Nasze dwujęzyczne dzieci).

In 2015 she was behind the idea and helped establish the First Polish Bilingual Day, an annual festival celebrating bilingual education as well as Polish culture and heritage among children of Polish immigrants.

She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Mahoney Family

The Mahoney Family




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