After reading a bunch of articles about hyperpolyglots this past week (for work, too!), it got me to thinking about the languages I’d really like to have a good grasp of one day. So, I put together a list and, well, even I was a little surprised at some of the languages that came up.
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Hey, guys! You didn’t think I was going to skip Star Wars day, now did you? Of course, they are films and so not necessarily related to languages (though you should read this article if you want to find out more about that), so what I’ve done is made something a little special for you instead.
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Hey guys! Well, this has been a long time in coming, but I’m back on this series, with another Learn English Through TV workbook below. 🙂
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Hi, guys! So a couple of days ago, Riccardo over at Kaito Monogatari tagged me in this ‘language tag’ post – where you basically answer a few questions about your language learning journey. It looks really fun and since it’s Sunday and I have some time, I thought I’d give it a go! 😀
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Hi guys! So, some point last year I saw that there was a call out for book reviewers for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which is taking place on the 27th January 2016.
The mission statement for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team is:
The MCCBD team’s mission is to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
I thought this was fantastic – it ties into everything I feel about languages and education (and the fact that promoting diversity can only be a good thing) – and so I signed up to be a reviewer straight away. If you’re interested in finding out more about the event, then the co-creators are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press.
The book that I was sent is titled Joelito’s Big Decision / La Gran Decisión de Joelito, which is an English-Spanish dual-language book, written by Ann Berlak, translated by José Antonio Galloso, and illustrated by Daniel Camacho. There’s a summary below, along with my review and activities!
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