I have been reading more children's books than ever lately with my 16 month old son, Gulliver.
It is one of the best things you can do for children to develop their language skills.
I've been teaching Gulliver to speak multiple languages since he was born since we speak English, Polish, and Croatian at home.
The top three resources we use everyday to practice using our languages are:
3. Video calling speakers of the target languages
We absolutely love to read around here and you can always find us re-reading our favorite books. Re-reading the same books is proven to have many benefits since we pick up on new information each time we listen to a story. It helps people make connections between their lives and the stories they read.
I was so excited and proud of my polyglot friend Victor D. O. Santos for publishing the first book in his series Little Polyglot Adventures.
We have been reading Dylan's Birthday Present over and over around here.
Dylan's Birthday Present is a lovely story that language lovers all over the world will enjoy. It highlights the magic of multilingualism through the adventure that Dylan goes on. This book makes it easy for little ones to understand why it is so important to learn to speak other languages and learn about other cultures. Elementary school children everywhere will enjoy re-reading this story over and over again and discovering new elements that they didn't pick up on the first time.
Plus, which child doesn't love to celebrate their birthday? I know my nieces and nephews are always talking about their next birthday and how they celebrated their last birthday.
We know you all will enjoy reading about Dylan's adventures along with his best friend Emma and you'll learn some Ukrainian, Portuguese, and Zulu along the way!
You can purchase the English version here.
There is also a bilingual version available in Spanish/English which you can find here.
Dylan's Birthday Present will also be released in several other languages AND book #2 of the series is already in the works!
Check out the Linguacious website to see more info to follow along for availability.
You have to SPEAK
As we all know - if you want to learn how to speak another language - you have to actually speak! Get over your fear of speaking and take group classes with Lingoda this spring.
In this video, Gulliver and I share all about our favorite online language school's newest challenge that will have you speaking another language confidently by this summer!
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Use the code JOIN45 for 10€ discount on the deposit
Sign up by March 24th, 2020 at http://bit.ly/nikkisprint
Sprint starts on April 8, 2020 and lasts until July 6, 2020
Super Sprint - attend 30 classes a month (for 3 months) and you will get a 100% refund.
Sprint - attend 15 classes a month (for 3 months) and you will get a 50% refund.
What Language & Level of Knowledge Do I Need?
● You can join the Sprint in English, German, French, Spanish and Business English
All English and Business English Super Sprint students will be offered the chance to take a Cambridge online test, for free!
● It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced learner- at Lingoda, you will find appropriate courses for your level.
Have fun!! I'll see you at the finish line :)
I love learning, speaking, and teaching other languages and I love hearing from all of you about your language learning journeys.
I always recommend the online language school Lingoda to everyone who is looking to dramatically improve their language skills. They have the best native speaker teachers, online classroom experience, and the materials they use are incredible and are designed to help you advance your language skills.
Lingoda Language Marathon
Discover how you can learn English, German, Spanish or French online and fast, with experienced native-speaking teachers at Europe's biggest online language school this summer!
The Lingoda Language Marathon is perfect for all levels from beginners up to intermediate and advanced.
You'll be able to improve your conversations, vocabulary, speaking and grammar skills in just 3 months and earn up to a 100% refund on your fees.
Sign up today using code SPEAK16 for free entry into the marathon!
For more information and to sign up for the marathon:
See my honest review of Lingoda here.
Don't forget to turn on the subtitles and watch to find out how I got a job in finance because of my German skills!
Sign up by May 13th, 2019.
The Lingoda Language Marathon runs from May 27th - August 24th.
For the full marathon, you'll be taking 30 classes per month for 3 months.
The half marathon is 15 classes per month for 3 months.
You will dramatically improve your language skills in this time - and you have an opportunity to receive a refund if you complete the marathon. What could be better than that? Speaking other languages has truly transformed my life.
Thanks to Lingoda for sponsoring this video and providing the opportunity for us to learn languages using the highest quality materials, the best teachers, and for transforming so many people into confident language speakers!
So much has happened in the last month...I had a baby!
I've been speaking all of the languages to my new baby and despite my schedule being busier than ever, I can still continue working on my language skills with my favorite online language school - Lingoda.
Sign up today and get your first three group classes for free!
Watch my latest video for all of the details - don't forget to turn on the subtitles :)
If you'd like to see photos of my new baby and to see all of the latest,
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Bis bald! I’ll see you soon :)
Polish-American Polyglot, Language Expert, German Teacher, M.Ed., married to my dream guy, the Croatian Sensation. Let's connect!
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