If you want to know more about the Chinese New Year, this is a story of Nian, a horrible monster and the origins of the Lunar New Year. Children will learn why firecrackers, noisemakers, and the colour red are part of the Chinese New Year’s traditions. The story is being told by a 10-year-old bilingual boy who speaks Polish and English and wants to learn Mandarin and Japanese.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the OPOL (One Parent One Language) method where each of the parents speaks with the children their heritage language. This approach is commonly used with multilingual families.
Imagine what a child can do in life if he/she can speak two or three languages? Be an international pilot? a foreign correspondent? work for the United Nations? an international sales manager? become a diplomat? become the CEO of a corporation based in Germany, China, or Poland? Why not?
In this interview, a mum of multilingual children who learn English, Polish, and Italian at the same time shares her experience in raising multilingual children.
Maximilian Ziegfried de Kment was born in Venezuela and arrived in England at the age of seven, speaking Spanish only. An inspiring story of a successful businessman who built his career based on determination, and his pride of being different.
A former professional rugby player and now, the owner of the estate agents Saxe Coburg and Lovett International in Dorset reveals his secrets in the World of Love campaign to introduce inspiring members of our diverse society.
Bilingualism or, multilingualism is the phenomenon of speaking and understanding two or more languages. It has important cognitive and economic benefits but it also helps to build closer connections with people and participate in the global community in more ways.
Watch this video to see if you can recognise any of the amazing signs that you are fluent in more than just one language.