Languages Around the World

Resources for teaching kids about languages around the world.
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These picture books feature characters who find ways to communicate with older relatives or with each other, even when they don’t share a common language. English Language Learners, Wordless Picture Books, Schools In America, Teaching Literature, 12 Books, Nonverbal Communication, Language Barrier, Learning Strategies, Classroom Language
12 Books About Bridging Language Barriers
These picture books feature characters who find ways to communicate with older relatives or with each other, even when they don’t share a common language.
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104 Swahili Animal Names (Safari Guide for Travelers) | Storyteller Travel
the world map shows how dogs bark in every country, according to cats and dogs
How Dogs Bark and Cats Meow in Every Country | Bicultural Mama®
Old MacDonald’s famously noisy farm is full of pigs that oink. But did you know that pigs boo boo in Japan and nöff-nöff in Sweden? Meanwhile, a mouse will squeak to English speakers, but to a Dutch ear, mice will adorably piep. With this in mind, animal-loving analysts at WordTips wanted to find out how dogs and cats — the world’s two most popular pets — sound around the world.
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Highlighting World Languages in Elementary School
The elementary grades are a great time for students to learn about world languages. Simple strategies include having signs in multiple languages.
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¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish Review & Activities
¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish is an exciting picture book for children to explore the Spanish language. This book features beginning Spanish vocabulary, fun characters, and engaging activities to help kids learn and practice Spanish. We've included free printable word cards to help build their Spanish language skills. Get your copy of ¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish today and help students discover a wonderful new language!
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Australia Poster Free Printable
Download this free printable poster and feel proud to be an Australian, True Blue, Aussie Okker!
Activities that combine relationship building with formative assessment of students’ knowledge of the target language are great places to start. World Language, English Adjectives, Language Classes, Word Challenge, Icebreaker Activities, Target Language, Formative Assessment, Relationship Building
6 Fun Ways to Kick Off World Language Classes
Activities that combine relationship building with formative assessment of students’ knowledge of the target language are great places to start.
G'day! Hola! Konnichiwa! Whether traveling to another country, shopping at an international market, or meeting a new friend, learning how to say hello in different languages is a great way to connect with others. Exploring global languages is an important learning activity for children, and “Hello” is a great place to start! Book suggestions and free printables, including a coloring bookmark with song lyrics and a memory and matching game. Perfect for #BackToSchool! #Hello #HelloAroundtheWorld
Teach Kids How to Say Hello in Different Languages Around the World | Globe Trottin' Kids
G'day! Hola! Konnichiwa! Whether traveling to another country, shopping at an international market, or meeting a new friend, learning how to say hello in different languages is a great way to connect with others. Exploring global languages is an important learning activity for children, and “Hello” is a great place to start! Book suggestions and free printables, including a coloring bookmark with song lyrics and a memory and matching game. Perfect for #BackToSchool! #Hello #HelloAroundtheWorld
The Cherokee Nation is a sovereign tribal government located in the United States. It is today the largest tribe in the US. The Cherokee language is a member of the Iroquoian language family. Originating from the southeast region of North America, the most significant Cherokee-speaking population now lives in a tribal territory in Oklahoma. How Totsuwa Became Cherokee is a bilingual coming-of-age story about the Cardinal bird. Native American Authors, Native American Language, Cherokee Language, Native American Heritage Month, Southeast Region, Language Families, Inclusion Classroom, Free Lesson Plans
Cherokee Language Spotlight - Multicultural Kid Blogs
The Cherokee Nation is a sovereign tribal government located in the United States. It is today the largest tribe in the US. The Cherokee language is a member of the Iroquoian language family. Originating from the southeast region of North America, the most significant Cherokee-speaking population now lives in a tribal territory in Oklahoma. How Totsuwa Became Cherokee is a bilingual coming-of-age story about the Cardinal bird.
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5 Ways to Empower Dual Language Learners in the Classroom | Barefoot Book
As daunting as it may seem, especially when teachers do not speak the same language as their students, there are ways to create meaningful connections. Linda M. Espinosa and Elizabeth S. Magruder have identified strategies to create effective learning environments for dual (or multi-) language learners*.Here are five of my favorite strategies which, altogether, I call the HEART approach.
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Five things to know about the Galician language
You may have visited Galicia, but what do you know about the Spanish region's unique language? Here are five things to know about Galician or Galego.
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Incorporating Students’ Native Languages to Enhance Their Learning
Teachers don’t have to speak students’ first languages to make room for these languages in middle and high school classrooms.
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Encanto Video Lets You Hear Surface Pressure in 27 Different Languages
Encanto Video Lets You Hear Surface Pressure in 27 Different Languages