A simple way to introducing children to a second language is to use books. It is amazing how much a child can retain just from five minutes practise a day. Continue reading How to Make the Most out of Introducing Children to a Second Language
English is known to be the world’s melting pot of languages but did you know that about 45% of today’s English vocabulary have a French origin? Continue reading 45% of English Words have a French Origin
The Education and Skills survey 2012 by CBI and Pearson came up with a list ranking German as best language to learn for a job in the UK followed by French. Continue reading Which is the Best Language to learn for a Job in the UK?
Today, I want to share a great and free learning resource for language learners and teachers with all of you who like the Grimm’s fairy tales: Grimm Stories. Well, if we talk German fairy tales you have to know that they’re not very Disney-like, so not pretty and nice and innocent. Old German (fairy) tales are rather bloody or gory and they usually describe the social situation of a certain class of population at that time.
Generally speaking, ¾ of Canada’s population speak English as their first official language whereas ¼ of Canadians speaks French as their first language. Continue reading The State of English and French in Canada
In this post Fair Languages Guide Sophie DePons shares some of her favorite websites that help learners improving French listening comprehension. Continue reading Improving French Listening Comprehension: Anything Short Will Do
Pimsleur answered the old question What Languages do Americans learn? with an interactive infographic that shows the top 2 languages for each state. Continue reading What Languages do Americans learn? Spanish and French!