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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”
  • “There’s no way I could learn languages with my...
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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 in your language!

 

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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 think about exactly what you are measuring. What does...

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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 ability to multi-task and decision-making skills

Has a...

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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 more languages the better"
  • "too many languages and your...
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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 idea where to start,” “Didn’t like...

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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 ones can seem overwhelming, can't it?

Especially if you...

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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 ambassador, neuroscientist Dr Thomas Bak, for the...

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English Language Fact: Place Names May 25, 2021

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, but did you know it is actually made up of lots of different languages? English is in fact multilingual, and we’ll be looking at this over a series of interesting facts.

Fact no.1 - place...

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Why is there a silent 'w' in TWO? language acquisition languages May 22, 2021

Don’t you think it’s weird that the English word ‘two’ has a silent ‘W’ in it? Especially when all the other numbers that start with a ‘tw’ we pronounce the ‘w’ – twenty, twice, twelve!...

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How to integrate languages into your homeschooling, especially if you don't speak any yourself! homeschool language acquisition May 17, 2021

Whether you’re homeschooling a toddler or a six-year-old, languages could be a really valuable part of their day.

Here are our top tips to integrate languages into any homeschool curriculum:

1. First, don’t panic! If you don’t know any...

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Can monkeys learn to speak? language acquisition linguistics May 04, 2021

Have you heard of 'the chimp wars'? Whether or not humans and apes share some of the same language-learning mechanisms is a hotly debated topic.

A researcher called Savage-Rumbaugh and colleagues published several papers in the 1990s about Kanzi the...

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