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The Language Show 2018 – notes on the event

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      The Language Show, Europe’s largest language show, has been running for over 10 years. I’ve attended the show for the first time in 2018 and below I share my notes on the event.   The format The three-day show is free, with exhibitors, talks, taster classes and cultural events. The talks programme offers three strands: Language teachers …

Radio stations for bilingual kids

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Listening to radio stations in the target language can provide another opportunity for exposure to the language and culture. Radio stations created for children, especially bilingual kids, are perfect for this, as their content will be specifically created, or curated, for them. It can also be a learning opportunity for adults whose mother tongue is not the target language. Our favourite radio station …

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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 …