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Summer Camp Experience for Underpriveleged Kids

Last month Early Lingo sponsored the Dolores Huerta Elementary School at the Pedal on the Pier event in Santa Monica. We raised $1,500 which means that we are able to send one student to the Canyon Creek Sports Camp for two weeks this summer! Camp is already in session and many other inner city kids...

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Perfect Attendance Parties

Last week Early Lingo visited Dolores Huerta Elementary and 99th Street Elementary, two of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Partnership Schools, to participate in the Perfect Attendance Parties hosted by A Chance For Children Foundation and its founder, Tai Collins. There was a total of about 330 students or so in grades K-6 who were honored and...

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Early Lingo/Lifetime Moms Sweepstakes

Check out the giveaway we’re doing with Lifetime Moms on their amazing new website! http://sweepstakes.lifetimemoms.com/early-lingo-giveaway/entry Enter now to win cash, a DVD player and a set of Early Lingo DVDs! Good luck!!!

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Early Lingo Visits the Dolores Huerta School (Downtown LA)

Last week I visited the Dolores Huerta School in downtown Los Angeles to talk to the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes about the importance of learning foreign languages. Nearly all the children there are Hispanic and are already bilingual! Their faces lit up when I explained to them that being bilingual means that they speak...

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Tips for Language Learning – Part 4

Here’s Part 4 of the language learning tips from your friends at Early Lingo! 10. Learn by touching (Dryden & Rose, 1995). Do little finger rhymes in a second language. While you sing or say “Itsy, bitsy spider” have the fingers of each hand touch another finger, as if the spider is climbing. 11.Learn by...

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Tips for Language Learning – Part 3

Here’s Part 3 of the language learning tips from your friends at Early Lingo! 7. Learn by talking to each other. Having students practice a language by talking to each other over a meal, for example, is a great way to learn (Gardner, 1983; Dryden & Vos, 1997). 8. Learn by reflecting. It is important...

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Tips for Language Learning – Part 2

Happy Friday! Here’s Part 2 from the Language Learning Tips from your friends at Early Lingo. 4. Learn in a relaxed but challenging state. Never stress a child. Current research shows that 80 percent of learning problems are stress related (Stokes & Whiteside, 1984) 5. Learn with music and rhythm. Music is one way to...

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Tips for Language Learning – Part 1

Here’s the first of a 4 part series from your friends at Early Lingo on ways to help your child learn a foreign language! 1. Learn by doing. Play grocery store, make a snack, or take a walk. While you are interacting with the children during these activities, speak a second or third language (Dryden...

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Japan Makes English Compulsory in Schools

I found a great article about how English has become compulsory in Japan. The goal is for students to learn a minimum of 285 words and 50 expressions before they leave primary school. There are many countries whose governments have made English mandatory in schools, and those are the countries that will excel in the...

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Early Lingo is a PTPA Seal of Approval Winner!

I am thrilled that the Early Lingo DVD Series has won the PTPA Media Seal of Approval! After all the hard work – the research, production, the emails/phone calls, the many late and sleepless nights – I am so happy to have received this recognition. The Early Lingo Series was a long time in the...