Language Challenge 180: Week 13 Giveaway

by Corey · 32 comments

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce another Language Challenge 180 giveaway prize – this time from Petra Lingua! This giveaway will only be open for 6 days, so enter today!

Getting children started in language learning can be difficult sometimes. We want to make language learning fun for them but may not be sure what to do. This is where Petra Lingua‘s language learning programs for children can help.

These programs include short films that incorporate a lot of vocabulary repetition. It gives children a sense of accomplishment once they can start calling out the words when they see them on the screen.

Parents are encouraged to view Petra Lingua‘s programs together with their children so that they can add extra context and dialog. If you know the language, use the words in sentences for the rest of the week! At the very least, parents should point out the items when they see them around the house or in the grocery store. This will help children continually practice their vocabulary.

After each of the vocabulary videos, there are a bunch of fun games that your children can play to practice what they learned. The games really help children remember the words and are easy to do. It makes a big difference for children to have the opportunity to practice their vocabulary!

Petra Lingua is giving away a free month of access to this week’s winner! Enter below!

How to Enter the Giveaway…

Only those who are signed up for Language Challenge 180 and have checked in this week are eligible to enter this giveaway!

  • To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is to leave a comment below telling us about a game or activity you play with your children to help them learn/practice the target language. (This may be a specific language-learning game or it may be a game that you play in the target language.)


The winner will be chosen at random using’s sequence generator.

Note: Only one comment from the same person will be counted. Replies posted in response to someone else’s comment won’t be counted.

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Your comment counts as one entry. Plus, if you do any of the following listed below, then we are more than happy to count it as an additional entry to say “thank you” for all of your participation in Language Challenge 180 as well as your help in getting the word out about Multilingual Living.

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Important Details

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

Make sure to read the Multilingual Living Giveaway Rules!

Hope you enjoy this giveaway! Thank you for all of your support for Multilingual Living!


1 Amanda Kendle June 2, 2012 at 4:20 am

We probably don’t play any proper games as such in German yet but we do sing songs with actions. My son’s favourite is “Unser kleine Baer im Zoo” because he loves pretending to sleep and snore and then to run around the room. We even play it with some of his friends who don’t speak German.

2 Mary Kay June 2, 2012 at 4:28 am

We don’t have a particular game, but we play in Bambara in the park with lots of other kids who are learning Bambara.

3 Gina June 2, 2012 at 6:14 am

I take my 4 year old to French story time at the library and we constantly sing the songs in the car. Sometimes I hear her singing the same songs with her dolls

4 cindy June 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

We don’t really play games in the target language due to the kiddo’s low level of language, but we try to use it when we can, especially if we know he knows the word/phrase to use.

5 cindy June 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

and I subscribed to the rss feed

6 Jenny June 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

We sometimes use regular American board or card games and just play them with French vocabulary instead. We like to play “Go Fish” with a set of animal cards we have and use the French names for the animals. We have also played dominoes in French.

7 Jenny June 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

I have “liked” ML on Facebook.

8 Jenny June 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

I have subscribed to ML’s email list.

9 Jenny June 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

I follow the ML Pinterest page too.

10 Thea June 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

We play “I Spy” in German.

11 Thea June 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

I like ML on FB

12 Thea June 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

I follow ML on Pinterest.

13 Thea June 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

I subscribe to ML email list. 🙂

14 Andrew June 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I follow you all on email and fb and i wannna find you on pintrest but cant.
love learning languages this challange has been so inspiring for me. learned allot more than expected and it helped even through the rough parts. will continue!

15 Emma June 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

My son is only 2. He often pushes cars etc around and likes when there’s an object in front so they are “STUCK!” We put different objects in so we can talk about them and use different vocabulary.

16 Sara June 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

My sons are 3.5 years and 14 months, and we love to play “jeux de doigts” (finger games) in French. There are so many! I don’t remember growing up with anything more than “This Little Piggy” in English!

P.S. I have also liked you on Facebook.

17 joanna June 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

we sing songs in Polish

18 Murray June 4, 2012 at 4:50 am

Our grandson is two years of age. He justg repeats after me in the target language.

19 Murray June 4, 2012 at 4:51 am

I subscribe to the ML email list.

20 Terra June 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

We play our own little vocabulary trivia game. We make loud buzzer and bell noises and get really goofy. He loves laughing (and earning points).

21 Terra June 4, 2012 at 4:56 am

I like the ML Facebook page.

22 Terra June 4, 2012 at 4:56 am

I subscribe to the ML email list.

23 Terra June 4, 2012 at 4:57 am

I follow ML on Pinterest.

24 Becky Smith June 4, 2012 at 5:29 am

I found a Monopoly game in Russian and have had our children play that game in the Russian language. It certainly makes it enjoyable for them!

25 MamaInArabic June 4, 2012 at 6:17 am

We sing a lot of songs in our target language and also do finger plays. Our daughter loves them!

26 Amy Van Vranken June 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm

My French isn’t as good as my daughter’s, and they’re a little old at age 11 and 14 for games. But they play a “game,” where if they really want me to say yes to a request, instead of saying “pretty please” and so on, they put on their puppy-dog eyes and beg in French: “S’il te plait, maman, je t’aime…” etc. They know I love it and this “game” can go on for quite awhile! It’s the one time they’ll answer me in French if I speak to them in French!

(…in case you’re wondering, no, it doesn’t make me any more likely to say yes to whatever they’re begging for…but it’s still fun!)

27 Adina B June 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

My daughter loves music, regardless of the language, so we’re using lots of it, throughout the day. We’re learning French now, and she’s picked up entire sentences just from songs. I’m explaining what the songs mean, and then we repeat them a lot, as much as she shows interest. We’re also checking out books, CDs, DVDs in French from the library on a weekly basis.

28 Adina B June 5, 2012 at 5:07 am

I’m subscribed to the mailing list.

29 Adina B June 5, 2012 at 5:08 am

I liked you on FB.

30 Mikayla June 5, 2012 at 7:33 am

Bingo. I say the word in Spanish. My students cross off the picture of the word that I said.

31 Wendy June 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

We play charades in Spanish. My daughters take turns acting out an activity and we try to guess what they are doing in Spanish. This is great way to practice using verbs. We also sing songs in Spanish.

If anyone knows any Spanish rope rhymes, I’d love to hear them. My daughter love to jump rope.

32 Susan June 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

I read German books aloud and then have my son translate the sections where I want to see if he has understood. We also speak for a set time in German (say 30 minutes). And sometimes, not as often, I will have my son read simpler German books. I keep those fun and not too challenging to keep the frustration level low.

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