Language Challenge 180: Week 14 Giveaway

by Corey · 29 comments

Multilingual Living is delighted to announce its next Language Challenge 180 giveaway prize – this time for the book Language is Music! This giveaway will only be open for 6 days, so enter today!

We often forget that language learning takes place in many different ways and comes from many different sources. We pick up language while singing a song, talking with a native speaker, playing an online game or even while watching a video. The key is in finding ways to make language learning feel enjoyable and successful.

Susanna Zaraysky, the author of the book Language is Music, understands this completely and fully. Having successfully mastered 7 languages, she knows what it takes to learn a language well. In her book, she gives us a whole list of tips and ideas that she has learned a long the way for how to make language learning fun, enjoyable and successful in our lives.

Language is Music also helps us understand the importance of a key element in language learning: listening. Picking up an ear for the language we are learning is so important. It helps us hear intonation and pronunciation and helps us become familiar with the “music” of the language we are learning. Susanna gives us tips on how to really hear the languages that we are learning to make it a fun, active and enjoyable experience.

We are giving away a free copy of Language is Music 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 song, band, music CD in the target language that you/your children enjoy listening to. Or, if you don’t listen to songs in the target language, tell us about an audio program that you/your children use to help learn the language.

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Important Details

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, June 14, 2012.

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

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


1 Heather June 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm

This book sounds great! I enjoy the German band Die Prinzin, and listening to them definitely helps.

2 Heather June 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I am on the email list.

3 Heather June 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I am an RSS subscriber.

4 Alex June 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I really like the Disney Lieder on YouTube.

5 Adina_B June 9, 2012 at 6:07 am

Oh, we love music and use it a lot to learn French. Our favorite children songs are ‘A la volette’, ‘Promenons-nous dans le bois’ and ‘J-aime la gallette’.

6 Adina_B June 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

I like you on FB.

7 Adina_B June 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

I am an email subscriber.

8 Susan Malo June 9, 2012 at 6:12 am

We listen to Jose Luis Orozco to learn the children’s songs. He is awesome!

9 Natalie June 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

That book sounds really interesting! Thanks!

10 Erin Johnston June 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

My children and I love listening to a book of rhymes in French that are accompanied by hand gestures (which help tremendously). The songs are sung by Rémi. The book: Comptines à mimer des bébés (

11 Erin Johnston June 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I also subscribe to your email list.

12 Andrew June 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I have you on faceboko and email and pintrest and everything except twitter since i dont have one. i love this and would love to get this book! . i cannt seem to find it anywhere but i would love to meet the author ,she seems so smart.

13 Andrew June 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

by the way the songs i listen to are anastasia vinnikova my belarus in russian; elle me dit in french or jet leg in french
vem magalenha in portuguese
allah ya baba in arabic
sininle cok isim var in turkish

14 Rachel June 10, 2012 at 6:15 am

My daughter likes a tv show called Jonalu. We watch it on youtube. It has lots of singing woth movement. We have several Cds of children’s songs in German but I only use them to learn them. Then we sing them without the CD. The quality is not that great. One is so off-key I can’t even stand to have it on.
Does anyone know of any CDs of Christan hymns or children’s songs in Greek?

15 Murray June 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

I have used MMe Duckworth’s ‘videos de musique pour enfants’ with my grandson had he enjoyed them.

16 Murray June 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

I subscribe to the ML email list.

17 sally June 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m listening to a variety of Italian musicians, and my current favourite is Neffa 🙂
Favourite songs: Qualcosa di Piu, Nessuno. You can check them out on Youtube, I find the lyrics so simple yet so dreamlike and romantic.
This week I’ve also started listening to Children’s audio books including a scripted story with colorful pictures (I try to use every one of my senses in order to learn Italian) and imho it would make a nice bedtime story regime once I’ll have my own kids 🙂

18 Wendy June 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

We have been listening to Naraida Smith’s “Let’s Sing and Learn in Spanish.” My 7-year-olds enjoyed it for awhile, but we’re ready to try something new. We also tried Beth Manners’ Magic Spanish, but it didn’t have many songs, and they were only interested in listening to it once. I will have to check out Jose Luis Orozco.

19 Seana Parker-Dalton June 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

JL Orozco is much better than the Naraida Smith cd!

20 MamaInArabic June 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I would love to read this book!

21 MamaInArabic June 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I’ve liked ML on Facebook.

22 Tracey June 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

We love listening to music in Spanish – especially church music and Extreme Kids but we are also going to miss Ritmolatinos on Cable TV (don’t have it now but have the same on the radio). The girls also love Christmas carols in English. We listen to Hindi music and Maori music and Quechua music – we love music!! This book sounds great.

23 MamaInArabic June 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

I forgot to say, in Arabic I love listening to anything by Ziad Rahbani or Fairuz. Also a fan of Mai Nasr, Rayess Bek, Tania Saleh, and many others!

24 Mollie June 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

My little girl likes a CD called: Little People: Cantamos asi. It has children’s songs in Spanish, and we bought it at Walmart. We both like it. And, for the adults, I like Los Caifanes/Los Jaguares in Spanish as well. 🙂 IHeartRadio is a great place to listen to Spanish music (possibly a great place for other languages as well). You can do a search for your desired language, you can also search the singer’s name, and/or the name of the song! Enjoy! 🙂

25 Dominick June 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

We listen to music from Zecchino D’oro. You can find music videos on youtube as well.

For myself I really like the artist Max Gazzè.

26 Dominick June 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I subscribe to the mailing list

27 Dominick June 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I like you on Facebook

28 Dominick June 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

29 Seana Parker-Dalton June 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

we listen to Un Deux Trois by Opal Dunn and Cent Comptines (can’t remember who put that together) both are great nursery rhyme collections! we Love Jose Luis Orozco for Spanish, and I’m about to buy Sing with Señor–We sing “UNO Dos” non-stop!

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