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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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Are children who mix their languages confused? Let's explore this child development language acquisition languages linguistics Feb 17, 2021

There is so much confusion around mixing languages, and it worries me that parents and children are often left feeling ashamed of this very...

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Pancake day around the world languages Feb 16, 2021

Who doesn’t love a pancake? Whether you’re a savoury or sweet pancake-lover, ‘Pancake Day’ is celebrated around the world...

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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...

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