All posts tagged Spanish

How To: Learn Two or More Languages at Home

Tips on Promoting Two or More Languages at Home

Here  are some tips for those able to introduce more than one foreign language to your kids at home.  It’s from Cantarima, makers of foreign languages DVDs.

In today’s increasingly multicultural world, many children hear two or more languages being spoken on a daily basis.  Studies have shown that children that grow up with more than one language outperform their peers in verbal and non-verbal skills, and perform better on standardized tests.  Plus as they become adults, they will have competitive advantages in the workplace.  So how should parents encourage language development of two or more languages? Read more…

The Red Apple ebook app in 9 languages!

The Red Apple ebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod by Winged Chariot

This is a charming story that can be read or listened to in 9 languages!  That’s not a typo folks!  The ebook has language options for:  English, Turkish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Japanese.  I actually tried the app out in Spanish … you know, I have been studying for almost two years now.  Sadly, I have not studied hard enough because it was a little difficult for me to understand but it was helpful that the words are in Spanish and the female narrator has a beautiful accent worth emulating.  I will make my kids check it out in Spanish. Read more…

Learn Alphabet in Spanish: Fun for Preschoolers!

Spanish Alphabet for Preschool Kids

Spanish Flashcards has a great post from the CleverLittlePeas.  It’s a uTube video of the alphabet in Spanish.  It’s fun for kids and best of all, it’s free. Read more…

Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, foreign languages taught at school

NY Times Article: Foreign Languages Fade EXCEPT Chinese…

Chinese Language Popular at Schools

A Mom Friend at my elementary school sent me this article and asked me to comment on it for my blog. She speaks Chinese and French and wants to start her children on both languages as well. I believe deeply that this generation of children must learn two foreign languages if they are to play a part in this new global economy and that, sadly, the United States, is and will no longer be at the epicenter of the world. Read more…