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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Have you heard of translanguaging and wondered what it really means? languages linguistics Apr 20, 2021

Translanguaging is an increasingly popular buzzword in education, but what does it really entail? How can monolingual teachers make use of their...

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Should parents stop speaking their language to their children when they start school, to help them focus on English? child development language acquisition languages Apr 13, 2021

You've been speaking your home language (e.g. Lithuanian) together since they were born. Your little one is about to start school. Should you...

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How do babies learn what words mean? child development language acquisition linguistics Mar 29, 2021

By 12 months, babies understand about 50 words (Fenson et al., 1994) and by age 6 a typically developing child knows between 9,000 and 14,000...

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Did you know babies cry in different languages? child development language acquisition linguistics Mar 23, 2021

Ever wondered why we can identify our own baby's cry amongst others? Some fascinating research I've been reading about at uni this month has a...

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