Category: Miscellaneous

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A minority language demise

I had no idea that Catalan was spoken in Italy! Normally associated with that region in north eastern Spain known to English speakers as Catalonia, the Catalan language made its way to Italy in...

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Virtual versus Real

I had planned this time around to be writing about how Speekee combines the real world with a virtual counterpart as a great way for kids to learn Spanish. I’ll save that post for next time...

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Since when did adults become engrossed in games originally designed for children? This advert for the new Pokémon craze features just one child (sandwiched between two adults) and a whole host of hip thirty somethings....

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Then and Now – Maggie from Speekee

Eagle eyed viewers will know that some of the children who appear in Speekee Series One also appear in the second series. Can you name them? They are: Joe, Victoriano, Ana Belén and Maggie....

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Listening with a Mind’s Eye

Play this sound clip: What was it you just heard? A seagull perhaps? Yes! It was definitely a seagull wasn’t it! You even ‘saw’ that bird through your mind’s eye. You actually pictured a...

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What’s the difference between a person and a brain?

One of our most popular recent Facebook posts featured this image: We often post infographics about Bilingualism and for some reason this one went mildly viral. How does that work folks?? Anyway, the infographic got me...

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In praise of Facebook’s Languages in Primary Schools forum

Well done Facebook. I know you come in for a lot of criticism from some quarters but you won’t hear me complaining. (Anyway, what would be the point?) I must say, you are certainly...

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