EER117: Raising Bilingual Kids in Mexico, with Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless

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Raising bilingual kids in Mexico. Living in Oaxaca. Driving around Mexico and giving birth there (twice) during the time of Zika. We’re talking to Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless on today’s episode of Epic Education Radio.

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Language Learning & Raising Bilingual Kids in Mexico

DISCLAIMER: It has come to light that Christine Gilbert and her services have been marked by the Better Business Bureau. I have read many claims of bad business practices regarding Gilbert in the past. This blog post, in particular, best describes the common charges against her. Therefore, I’ve decided to remove links to her courses and websites. I’ve never met her in person, but have chatted amiably with both her and her husband over the years. I was even profiled in her magazine. I loved her book, and I hope that she finds a way to rectify these charges, but until that happens I would advise you to not do business with Christine Gilbert, Almost Fearless, We Create or any of her other businesses until this is entirely resolved. I’ve left the podcast up and the link to her book, but I implore to always do your research before buying an online course. Any online course. There are many good ones, but know what you’re getting.

Christine Gilbert has studied Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico and Spain. She has lived all over and written about it along the way. If you’ve ever come across the website Almost Fearless, then you’ve seen her work.

I spoke to her from Oaxaca, where she, her husband, Drew and their three kids were in the middle of a long road trip through Mexico. Two of their three kids were born there, and they’ve captured some memorable moments of their time in Mexico with kids on their website as well as in her excellent memoir, Mother Tongue.

Join us as we talk language learning, education methods we’ve tried, having a baby in Puerto Vallarta, being pregnant in Mexico in the age of Zika, and more.

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  • 02:27 Intro 
  • 06:19 Mexican Destinations
  • 10:21 Education & language learning
  • 18:25 Zika, Pregnancy in Mexico
  • 22:12 Business & Money
  • 26:23 Gear


  • Names: Christine Gilbert, her husband, Drew, & their three kids Cole (7), Stella (4) and Talula (1)
  • Hold passports from: USA & Mexico (2 kids born in Mexico
  • Type of travel: Slow Travel & Living in China, Lebanon & Mexico. Traveled to over 40 other countries.



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