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"It's raining cats & dogs!" languages linguistics Feb 15, 2022

"It's raining cats and dogs" is the theme of the day in the UK. But where does this peculiar saying come from?

According to omniglot.com (a most...

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Exploring "thank you" in Italian languages Feb 08, 2022

Discover ten beautiful ways to say “thank you” in Italian!

There are many ways you can express your gratitude in Italian, so we've...

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How to sound like a dog in different languages languages Jan 31, 2022

Fancy learning how to sound like a dog in different languages? Here's how! 

(Can you spot the connections between them?)

 

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The REAL advantages of bilingualism & multilingualism child development language acquisition languages Jan 31, 2022

So if being bilingual doesn't necessarily make you better at thinking (the jury is still out on the cognitive 'advantage' for children), what's the...

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Wordle in languages other than English! Jan 26, 2022

Have you tried Wordle yet? It's great for a mini daily brain-workout! Why not mix it up with a bit of multilingual Wordle?! Here's a list of...

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The bilingual advantage - taking a closer look child development language acquisition languages linguistics Jan 24, 2022

Does being bilingual make you cleverer?

The science of bilingualism is relatively new, with ever-evolving parameters as neuroscience, behavioural...

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Can monkeys learn to speak? language acquisition linguistics Jan 24, 2022

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...

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Do languages make your brain bigger? Jan 19, 2022

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

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Languages on top of everything else? Jan 18, 2022

As a mum of three little people myself I'm guessing you already have a million and one things to do/ think about/ get ready for/ drive to/...

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Children are 'sponges'... Is this true? Jan 12, 2022

The idea that children are 'sponges' at a young age is really prevalent. Lots of people have said this to me about Babel Babies.

I often hear 'oh...

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Winter Words Multilingual Flashcard Dec 13, 2021

Why not print it off, pin it up and learn a new winter word each day? You'll soon start to spot the connections between the different languages!

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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...

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