Language Stories

What world languages are easiest to learn?

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 21, 2017 1:29:02 PM

No language is better than another, but some might argue that certain world languages are easier or more challenging to learn than others. Several factors influence the difficulty of learning a particular language, including grammar rules, alphabetic structure and similarities to English.

If you want to know what may come easy and what might be challenging about learning a language, ask a Language Stars Teacher or Director. As native speakers, Language Stars teachers can provide quality insight into what it takes to learn a foreign language. That being said, here is a high-level overview of some of the most in-demand languages today.

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Topics: foreign languages, french, spanish, italian, german, mandarin, language, arabic

Multilingual kids will have a huge advantage in the future

Posted by Language Stars on Mar 17, 2017 11:51:15 AM

Being bilingual provides a wide array of benefits. But imagine the doors that could be opened if your child was exposed to a third or fourth language. Here are three critical advantages multilingual children have as they grow up and enter the real world. 

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Topics: spanish, parenting, foreign language, mandarin

Language Stars celebrates winner of cultural holiday contest

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 23, 2017 8:06:00 AM

In December, Language Stars kicked off a contest asking families to share pictures of their cultural holiday traditions. We received many great submissions showing the diversity and breadth of cultural traditions practiced by our families.

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Topics: spanish, news, 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

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

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 20, 2016 8:21:08 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

World language cheat sheet: how to say "Nice to meet you" and "Goodbye"

Posted by Language Stars on Oct 4, 2016 12:29:20 PM

When meeting new people, everyone acts differently. Some people like to break the ice right away with a funny joke, others are shy and need a bit of a nudge. One thing we all do when meeting new people though, is offer them the courtesy of telling them it was a pleasure meeting them.

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Topics: foreign languages, french, languages, spanish, italian, chinese, german