Books and Authors

4 Ways Children’s Literature Helps Language Learning

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

By the time children start kindergarten, they will know approximately 5,000 words in their native language. If they are raised in a bilingual (or multilingual) household, they may have a smaller vocabulary in each language, but know as many as or more words total than their monolingual counterparts. In both cases, we know that books have a significant impact on language learning. Here are a few examples of just how they help.

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Featured Readings

What is International Francophonie Day?

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

Parlez-vous française? Well, if you don’t already, now is the time to learn! Besides being able to communicate with almost 300 million people around the world who speak French, you’ll become familiar with the rich culture and customs of the Francophone countries. In 1988, as a way to celebrate the French language and culture, International Francophonie Day was created, known in French as Journée Internationale de la Francophonie.

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Grammar Corner

Palabras interesantes del idioma español

Por – Linda Ojeda

Si de palabras interesantes, raras o extrañas se trata, el idioma español es muy abracadabrante, es decir, muy sorprendente. Basta con otear o escudriñar con mucho cuidado algunas páginas del diccionario para encontrar un sinnúmero de palabras poco comunes e inusuales. Y es que la riqueza léxica del español es tan amplia que goza de valor y reconocimiento mundial. 

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