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The Dora Factor: Multilingual Tots in Hollywood (Photos)

Jennifer Lopez's kids speaking Spanish and English at home

As any mom with a toddler at home would know, multilingual shows such as Dora, Handy Manny, and Ni Hao Kai-Lan all have their tots speaking foreign language phrases before they even hit pre-school.  Hollywood tots are no different, with many famous parents teaching their little tykes multiple foreign languages, too.

Sure, foreign language classes can be expensive, but raising your son or daughter to speak a second language has its benefits.  Watching Bradley Cooper do an interview in French while promoting The Hangover 2 still makes us swoon.  Très sexy, indeed.

Check out our gallery of some of Hollywood’s tiniest polyglots in the making.

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  • Madonna’s Kids 1 of 8
    Madonna's Kids
    Both Lourdes and Rocco speak fluent French (in honor of Madonna's own mother) so we're pretty sure David and Mercy James have picked up perfect Parisian accents, too.
  • Matthew McConaughey’s kids 2 of 8
    Matthew McConaughey's kids
    Matthew McConaughey's long-time girlfriend Camila Alves hails from Brazil, so there's no doubt little Levi and Vida speak Portuguese at home, too.
  • Sandra Bullock’s Son 3 of 8
    Sandra Bullock's Son
    Little do many know, but Sandra Bullock speaks perfect German, having spent her childhood in Germany. Little Lou might be picking some up from his famous mom, saying Guten Tag in no time.
  • Heidi Klum’s kids 4 of 8
    Heidi Klum's kids
    Heidi Klum has revealed that she speaks her native German to her kids, too.
  • Jennifer Lopez’s twins 5 of 8
    Jennifer Lopez's twins
    Jennifer Lopez says her tots Max and Emme speak both Spanish and English at home with their parents.
  • Brad and Angelina’s Kids 6 of 8
    Brad and Angelina's Kids
    Angelina Jolie sends all of her kids to French schools boasting several times that they speak the language fluently.
  • Salma Hayek’s Daughter 7 of 8
    Salma Hayek's Daughter
    Little Valentina has both Mexican and French roots from her parents, so there's no doubt Salma Hayek's little princess is already understanding three languages.
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter Suri 8 of 8
    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri
    Ok, Suri might not be learning any languages at home, but we're pretty sure she's got her Italian down pat (Gucci, Prada, Armani, Valentino…).

 

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