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.
Today’s spotlight language is Telugu! We offer some background information and interesting facts about the language, as well as help finding children’s books in Telugu. Interested in learning about other languages as well? Check out our series of posts on world languages, including Spanish, Oromo, Hindi, Russian, and Japanese!
Language Lizard is proud to join the many organizations around the world celebrating #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020.As a Pledge 1% member, we are committed to supporting children’s education initiatives. Learn more about Pledge 1%, Room to Read, and two other non-profits that need your support to continue their work to promote multicultural children’s literature.
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!
Our new Language Lizard Idiom Books are a great resource for teachers in virtual, in-person, or blended classrooms, as well as homeschooling families. The Idiom Books come with a variety of FREE activities to share with students and families. Take a look at some of the teaching resources that accompany Language Lizard Idiom Books (available in paperback and eBook). Learn more about the book series and why #IdiomsRock in our previous post.
We are excited to announce a new series of idiom books, available in many languages. With clever multicultural illustrations and bilingual example sentences, Language Lizard Idiom Books explain common idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand.
What is an Idiom?
An idiom is a phrase that says one thing, but means something different. An idiom can be a quick way of saying something complicated. It’s useful for language learners to study idioms because knowing idioms helps them to understand and speak English fluently.
October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month! Whether your class is in-person or virtual this month, there are many ways to celebrate language learners in both settings. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate the parents who promote bilingualism at home, and increase parental involvement in school.
“The sun beats down relentlessly on a scorched landscape where nothing is growing. Buffalo is listless and desperately looking around for something to eat. Then, one evening he finds a white biscuit in a small pool of water. But, he is not the only animal to see it and a great fight begins… But all is not what it seems.”
Language Lizard is proud to announce our latest bilingual storybook offering: The Biscuit Moon is a timely and engaging bilingual tale about a distressed traveler – Buffalo – in search of a better life. The story explores the ideas of climate change, cooperation, and the need to share precious resources.
Today’s spotlight language is Oromo! We offer some background information and interesting facts about the language, as well as help finding children’s books in Oromo. Interested in learning about other languages as well? Check out our series of posts on world languages, including Spanish, Nepali, Hindi, Russian, and Japanese!
One of the hardest parts of learning a new language is getting used to all the different idioms that other cultures use. These are often expressions that have a firm grounding in the culture from which they originated, so learning and translating them requires a strong cultural understanding of the new language. Below we’ll look more in-depth at idioms, how they transfer across different languages, and how language learners can bridge the cultural divide when studying idioms.