Language Stories

3 reasons summer is the perfect time for your child to learn a world language

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 16, 2017 10:43:22 AM

So your young learner is nearly done with the school year and eagerly awaiting the freedom of summer. What to do now? The answer is simple — enroll them in summer world language camps and classes. In fact, summer is the perfect time to start world language classes or to double down on language enrichment. Here’s why…..

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Topics: languages, childhood development, foreign language

Fun facts about the Romance languages [infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 14, 2017 5:02:40 PM

Ever wonder what's so romantic about the Romance languages? Although France is a wonderful destination to bring your loved one, the Romance languages have little to do with romance or love. Here's the 101 on the history of the Romance languages and a few fun facts about Spanish, Italian and French.

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Topics: french, spanish, italian, infographic

Language Stars pays it forward with donation to Family Focus

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 13, 2017 4:22:44 PM

As the new year kicked-off, Language Stars team members at its Chicago headquarters eagerly packed up their cars and drove to Englewood. Surrounded by the warm and caring employees of Chicago-based Family Focus, members of the Language Stars team dropped off a large supply of new and gently-used toys.

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Topics: news

How to plan a fun summer for your indoorsy child

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 12, 2017 1:28:28 PM

Nothing is more frustrating than the moment it’s finally warm enough for something other than building snowmen, but your little one wants to do nothing but sit on the sofa with an iPad. Don't they understand that mommy likes Candy Crush and that summer is her turn to play while they are in the pool with their friends? We hear you, Mom! That’s why we’ve compiled this to-do list for scheduling an awesome summer for your family. 

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Topics: childhood development, foreign language

Fun facts about foreign languages [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 10, 2017 10:08:30 PM

Do you know which foreign language has roots in poetry? Can you name what most people consider the 'language' of classical music? Check out these fun facts you might not have known about world languages!

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Topics: infographic

5 reasons children should learn a foreign language [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 10, 2017 7:13:08 PM

You might have heard about an advantage or two children who learn a foreign language have over their monolingual peers. Exposing your child to world languages at an early age provides numerous benefits, but there are a few reasons we've discovered which might just top your list. 

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Topics: infographic

Give them something to talk about - body language and bilingualism [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

For a child learning a second or third language, body language can help to accelerate their verbal fluency. Exposing your child to foreign languages through music or television shows can have its benefits, but the science behind language development always leads back to personal interaction. 

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Topics: infographic

Language lessons from a polyglot [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 26, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Teaching your child to speak several foreign languages can be challenging at times. To support your budding linguist in their multilingual journey, be sure to follow these essential tips.

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Topics: foreign languages, languages, childhood development, infographic

Seven things only parents of kids who speak another world language will understand

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 20, 2016 9:21:08 AM

We've all been there. You're left shaking your head because your multilingual learner amazed and shocked you (in a good way). Here are just a few, of the many, moments multilingual parents can relate to as your child develops their foreign language skills.

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Topics: spanish, childhood development, foreign language

Give them something to talk about — body language and bilingualism

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 19, 2016 3:00:00 PM

In today’s digital age with text messages and emails, body language is almost a lost art. But, did you know it is much needed to help your child grasp and understand a foreign language?

For a child learning a second or third language, this body language can help to accelerate their verbal fluency. Exposing your child to foreign languages through music or television shows can have its benefits, but the science behind language development always leads back to personal interaction.

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Topics: foreign languages, languages, childhood development