Language Stories

An educator's guide to the summer slide [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 8, 2018 8:38:16 PM

As an educator, you've likely observed the summer slide. That blank look on  student faces in September when they should easily be able to recall curriculum from earlier in the year can quickly give you grey hairs.

The summer slide or summer learning loss is defined as the academic attrition a student experiences over the summer.  Whether you're a principal, administrator or teacher, this epidemic impacts you in numerous ways. Explore our infographic  for an overview of the summer slide and discover two easy solutions to help your students stay on track as they build fluency in a world language.

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Topics: infographic, foreign language, Educator

5 reasons to enroll in a Language Stars summer camp [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 4, 2018 2:48:21 PM

It's that time of the year to start planning for summer camps! Before you know it, your young learner will have completed another year of school or will be closer to entering their first school experience. 

While there is a multitude of summer enrichment camps, a foreign language summer camp or summer class is the perfect way to give your young learner a global experience without leaving the country. As you consider different summer camps to help your child avoid the summer slide, make sure to explore our top 5 reasons why you should enroll your young learner in a Language Stars summer program. 

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Topics: infographic, foreign language

Language Stars raises more than 6,000 books for at-risk children

Posted by Language Stars on Nov 20, 2017 4:09:57 PM

Language Stars recently partnered with Bernie's Book Bank to collect gently-used books for children in need. The book drive was a huge hit among Language Stars families who helped to raise more than 6,000 books over the course of one month!

The extraordinary support comes just in time for the holiday season when children will be out of school and in need of a fun and safe activity like reading. Discover how Bernie's Book Bank and Language Stars seek to increase the access children have to books at home.

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Topics: news, infographic

5 amazing cultural facts about major league baseball [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Oct 5, 2017 11:45:11 AM

The 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason is here and the entire Language Stars team is gearing up for the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals. Before we dive into the craziness of the postseason, let’s explore the cultural diversity in MLB.

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Topics: infographic

5 reasons summer foreign language classes are perfect for kids [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jun 13, 2017 1:57:41 PM
As a proud parent, you're always pleased once your young learner completes another school year and can enjoy all of the enrichment activities that come during summer. Whether it's art camp, overnight camp or any of the other numerous activities available, you have a full plate when deciding what's just right for your child. As you consider your options, make sure to consider our 5 reasons why kids summer foreign language classes should top your list.
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Topics: parenting, infographic, foreign language

The link between language and culture [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Apr 26, 2017 11:46:41 AM

For decades, people have debated the relationship between language and culture. Some people believe language and culture have little to do with each other, while others believe language is the primary factor in shaping culture. While the debate is certain to continue, check out our infographic to discover the five ways learning a foreign language is linked with exploring a new culture. 

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Topics: infographic, foreign language, language

What is FunImmersion? [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Apr 4, 2017 4:12:53 PM

Whether you're a proud Language Stars parent or new to kids foreign language classes, you might be wondering "What is funImmersion"? While FunImmersion® incorporates many elements of play-based learning, we've been fine-tuning our special methodology since 1998. Explore our infographic to discover how FunImmersion helps build language fluency in kids

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Topics: parenting, infographic, foreign language

5 reasons children should start a foreign language early [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Mar 8, 2017 10:56:23 AM

Have you ever wondered what age is best to start learning a world language? Well, the short answer is it's never too early! In fact, experts have proven that even babies and toddlers receive a boost in their early childhood development from learning a foreign language.  Explore our infographic containing 5 of the top reasons why it's never too early to start learning a world language

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Topics: childhood development, infographic, foreign language

Fun facts about the Romance languages [infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 14, 2017 4:02:40 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

Fun facts about foreign languages [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 10, 2017 9:08:30 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