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Teaching the target language at home by playing schools

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This half term offers a great opportunity to expose the children to more of the target language than usual. So this week I’m making the most of it by teaching the target language at home through role play: playing schools. Half term sends many parents into a spin: either they don’t know what to do in relation with childcare, or …

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Learning Languages with Netflix

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Did you know that, anywhere you’re in the world (or nearly) you can watch Netflix content in other languages, therefore supporting your family’s language learning? Maybe even the target language in your bilingual journey? That’s right, the content is doubled, and has subtitles, in other language such as Portuguese, Spanish, German and French. And the beauty is that both the …

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Watching Netflix in other languages

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Netflix, the entertainment company specialising in streaming media and video on-demand online, is present in over 190 countries, counting more than 100 million subscribers. Some of the content is available in other languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, German and French. What languages are available can vary from country to country so the best is to check for yourself. You need …

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Apps – various languages

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We’re spoilt for choice with English language apps for children, but I could find very little of quality in Portuguese, especially European Portuguese. I searched far and wide, downloaded tens of apps only to find that they were no good. I let go of anything that was not well executed, that had adverts or no child lock for in-app purchases. …

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Youtube – playlist of Youtube shows in Portuguese

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Below is a playlist of Youtube shows in Portuguese that our girls (2 and 4 years old) watch on Youtube. A word of caution, I advise you not to leave children watch Youtube alone. Read more here. All the channels listed below are in European Portuguese unless otherwise stated   Xana Toc Toc Vibrant original songs sung by a colourful …

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Step by step guide to make calls to family abroad last longer

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I recently found a new trick to make the calls to family abroad have a bigger impact on my girls’ bilingual and multicultural development. Here’s a step by step guide to make calls home with your children that are more engaging, longlasting and therefore better support multilingual education and emotional connection. The tool is Facebook Messenger. Sometimes when we’re abroad …