September is National Hispanic Heritage Month
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September is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is the month when we recognize the contributions of Hispanics made here in the United States. From Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Los Angeles to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor in Washington, D.C., we are so fortunate to have such a diverse melting pot of nationalities which make up the fabric or our society. From baseball...

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Early Language Learing

Speaking at the Foreign Language Summit, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was quoted as saying, “the President and I want every child to have a world-class education – and today more than ever a world-class education requires students to be able to speak and read languages in addition to English.” He also went on to...

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Early Lingo Italian Prize Pack Giveaway!

Happy Monday! Please check out Early Lingo’s Giveaway with Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Piccolo Chef for a chance to win an Early Lingo Italian DVD and a Breville Panini Press. I personally own one a press and use it all the time to make panini sandwiches, grill chicken, meat, etc for my little one. And...

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Beat the Heat with the Early Lingo DVD Series!

The lazy, hazy days of summer are a perfect opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children. The pressures of the academic school year are non-existent so children can learn in a more relaxed and natural way. Why not give your child the gift of language, which will help with both cognitive and...

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Early Lingo Mandarin Chinese DVDs!

Studies show that more and more school children in the United States are studying Mandarin. Since 2005, the number of children learning Mandarin has more than tripled, going from 20,000 t0 over 60,000 with schools from Montana to North Carolina offering Mandarin as part of the curriculum. The Early Lingo Mandarin DVD Series offers a...

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Great News for Working Moms!

A recent study from the UK announced that children of mothers who work do not suffer any short or long term effects. In fact, it seems that children whose parents are both employed and live at home with them are even better off. I oftentimes feel guilty when I’m busy with work and visiting schools...

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Early Lingo for Summer Vacation Edutainment!

The Early Lingo DVD Series is a great program for kids to use over summer vacation to keep their foreign language skills from getting rusty. It’s also great for kids who will be entering new language programs in the fall, whether it be at a new school or in a new grade. Don’t let your...

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Italian Language Instruction on the Rise in the U.S.

The Italian language is the eighth most spoken language in the United States, due to the large-scale immigration of Italians, which began in the 18th century. In fact, Italian instruction in American schools is on the rise, surpassing French classes, which are on the decline. The Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture program is once...

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Mandarin Chinese in US Elementary Schools

More and more US schools are teaching Mandarin to young school children. From San Francisco to Chicago to Palm Beach, both public and private institutions realize the importance of educating young school children in both language and culture in order to compete in the future global marketplace. We at Early Lingo support the movement through...

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Happy 4th of July!

Within a language, there are often many dialects and accents, which can be confusing, even to the native speaker. Take for example, American English and British English. The vocabulary alone is often much different, not to mention accent, verb tenses and usage, etc. In honor of the 4th of July, here’s a fun list of...