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Multilingual is Normal Book babel books language acquisition languages resources Sep 23, 2020

We did it! We published the Multilingual is Normal book, an anthology of sixty voices, talking about talking, in just one month from launch on 10th July to publication day on 10th August 2020!

This was my first foray into book publishing, and I learned...

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Multilingual is Normal babel babies Jul 09, 2020

Don't you love hearing about how people got hooked on languages? About the funny times when words went wrong, the little moments when it was pure joy to hear the words coming out of your mouth, and the incredible stories about languages saving the day....

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Ancora Imparo babel babies Jun 18, 2020

I am still learning.

I quote this all the time (it’s attributed to Michaelangelo, who apparently wrote it on a sketch when he was 87 years old…) but am I really learning? I mean, sure, I’m about to start a Masters in Applied...

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Babelathon babel babies May 09, 2020

Babel Babies is reading, quizzing and singing for local hospitals because they are doing such amazing work for our community!

This Bank Holiday weekend we organised Babelathon: a fundraising event for two local hospital charities in Bristol and...

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The Gift of Languages language acquisition languages linguistics Jan 13, 2020

As I write this in a café whilst on a post-Christmas holiday in Paris, I’m listening to my three children play with the words on the menu – making observations about how café is the same in English, and crêpes has a...

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The Future of Communication babel babies Dec 03, 2019

The future of communication is never certain, and we can’t just ignore the fact that phones and screen of all kinds are here to stay. Communication has always been constantly changing: change is the one constant! But now phones are not just a...

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A new chapter for language education. babel babies Nov 02, 2019

From January 2020, we will be taking a little sabbatical from running weekly Babel Babies and Bambinos sessions in Bristol and Cheltenham. It has been a whirlwind few months, with our multilingual method gaining attention from education policy makers...

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Best Children's Business! babel babies May 25, 2019

This week Babel Babies won the prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award for Best Children's Business in Gloucestershire.

We are über the mond to say the least, and would like to thank all of you wonderful people for your support for our little language...

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International Day of Multilingualism languages Mar 25, 2019

Some days you just get up, get dressed and just about keep things ticking over. Other days you get up and organise the first ever International Day of Multilingualism in collaboration with world-renowned academics and language professionals.

It's...

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Vive la révolution! languages Feb 28, 2019

Language learning in schools has hit an all-time low, with a decrease of 30-50% in GCSE languages take-up in some parts of the UK since 2013. It was really quite depressing to read these stats from the BBC News analysis today.

Having mulled it over,...

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Let's Sing Languages Together! resources Feb 08, 2019

Did you know you can download Babel Babies multilingual music, and find it on CD (with lyrics booklets) too?

How would you like to entertain your little ones by singing The Wheels on the Bus in German together? Or send your baby off to sleep with...

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Can toddlers have a conversation? child development language acquisition Feb 04, 2019

Do conversations with toddlers work? This is a headline we spotted today. We sometimes get asked why we bother talking to children under 2, because they can’t have a conversation (the implication being they can’t understand).

Well, they can...

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