In the West, we call it the Chinese New Year. In the East, they most commonly refer to it as the Spring Festival ( 春节 ). Whichever way you choose to say it, this celebration will take place from Tuesday, February 1, 2022, until Tuesday, February 15, 2022. At Language Lizard, we put together a lesson plan to pair with our bilingual book, Li’s Chinese New Year.
Idiom Week takes place this year from January 9-15. Language Lizard has put together the best ways to teach idioms with multicultural resources. Use hashtag #IdiomsRock on social media and tell us about your favorite idioms from any language! Continue reading Idiom Week: Teaching Idioms with Multicultural Resources
Join Language Lizard as we Celebrate the Bilingual Child this month! For over a decade, we have been celebrating these children every October. Today we talk about the history of this celebration, how you can celebrate, and our newest Bilingual Book Giveaway!
We are ready to pay it forward today. It’s time to spread kindness to all your neighbors! Continue reading 5 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Day
Guest post by Veerle Ponnet
Understanding the neuroscience and psychology of the learner is vital to successful learning and teaching. And Shhhhhh! here’s a secret… It’s not what we teach, but what YOU LEARN that counts…
The brain is the most complex part of our human body and even though it is the most important organ in our body, we don’t usually know very much about it. Understanding some of the changes that occur in our brains as we learn, will help us to teach and learn more effectively.Continue reading Neuroeducation: Mind, Brain, and Language Learning
Language Lizard has a great selection of unique gifts – perfect for bilingual students and teachers in diverse classrooms. This holiday season, celebrate diversity and show your support for bilingualism with these fun gifts!Continue reading Multicultural, Bilingual Holiday Gifts for Teachers & Language Learners
This award-winning Talking Phonics Set is packed with beautifully illustrated charts, games, and books, all designed to support educators and parents of children working to develop early phonics skills.Continue reading Teach Letters and Sounds with interactive Phonics GAMES!
This unique interactive early learning flip-chart pack gives children an exciting, new way to learn critical English words and themes by adding a sound element. The Touch, Listen & Learn pack is an ideal resource for early learners (ages 3-6), new arrivals, or special needs students. It is easy to use, so children can work independently with the set.Continue reading Interactive Early Literacy Set – Great for Summer Learning!
Our new Spanish learning set is a fun and interactive way to keep kids learning during the summer months. Kids will enjoy building their language skills with these interactive sets… independently, with an adult, or with their whole class! Language Lizard also offers an interactive English early learning literacy pack, and an English phonics set.Continue reading SPANISH for KIDS! Interactive Set makes learning fun!
Idioms present a great opportunity for students to have some language learning fun. Here, we discuss idioms, and explore activities that use idioms in the classroom and at home.
What is an Idiom?
An idiom is a phrase with an underlying meaning that’s generally agreed upon by a large group of people. This meaning can’t be deduced by the phrase’s words alone. The definition of idioms is most easily understood by looking at some familiar examples.Continue reading Tickled Pink! Language Fun with Idioms From Around the World