How we make language learning so much DIFFERENT to your experience in school (& you won't be able to resist joining in!) languages Sep 06, 2021

“I don’t want to be reminded of my {insert language} lessons in school” is one of the most common things we hear parents say about learning a new language with their little ones....

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How singing helps children learn languages child development language acquisition languages Aug 18, 2021

When learning a new language, babies and young children respond really well to repetition, short phrases, changes in pitch and emotional tone of voice.

Nursery rhymes and songs are therefore the...

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10 Prosecco Facts for Prosecco Day 2021! Aug 12, 2021

We love bubbles and as it’s National Prosecco Day we thought we’d celebrate our favourite type of grown-up bubbles with these 10 Prosecco facts:

  1. Prosecco comes from Northern Italy -...
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Multilingual is normal - even if you speak one language child development language acquisition languages Jul 31, 2021

Words please, maestro!

Yes, you are like a conductor directing a full orchestra of linguistic choices in your head.

Do you say 'hiya' to your close friends and 'good morning' in more formal...

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The number 1 reason people think they've FAILED at learning languages Jul 29, 2021

Are you ready for a truth-bomb?!

Have you ever said any of these in relation to languages:

  • “I just can’t do it”
  • “I don’t have an ear for languages”
  • ...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics - A multilingual flashcard! Jul 28, 2021

We’re so excited the Olympics are on, so we've created a mini-multilingual flashcard with our favourite sports to watch.

What are your favourite events in the Olympics to watch? Let us know...

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Myth busting "the earlier the better" statement! child development language acquisition languages Jul 21, 2021

Just how many times have you heard this – “the earlier the better” when it comes to learning languages?

But is this really the case?

 

First, it’s really important to...

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The seriously cool benefits of learning languages! child development language acquisition languages Jul 14, 2021

These are some of the seriously cool benefits of learning languages:

Improved social skills

Appreciation of diversity

Can delay the onset of dementia by 4-5 years!

Can improve memory, the...

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The only 2 things you need when it comes to teaching your little ones languages (and it's not being able to speak them yourself!) child development language acquisition languages Jul 14, 2021

Don't you find there's so much conflicting advice out there on the dos and don't of parenting?!

It's definitely the case with teaching your children languages too...

  • "the younger the better"
  • "the...
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STOP thinking language-learning with your kids is too overwhelming! Jun 29, 2021

We get it! The thought of trying to learn a language with your preschoolers is just not an option.

“Too challenging,” “Overwhelming,” “Time-consuming,” “No...

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3 things you can do now to give your little ones an ear for languages Jun 21, 2021

So, we know that languages, & even just knowing about languages gives our little ones so many opportunities in later life... But the thought of trying to learn a language with your little...

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Do languages make your brain bigger? Jun 08, 2021

Have you seen this headline anywhere? “Languages make your brain bigger - FACT!” It’s the kind of headline that sounds amazing, but oversimplified, so I asked our multilingual...

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