German language


Learning German Is Fun for Children

by Corey
Bilingual Children German Language

Last year while I was looking for ways families could help their children learn new languages, I came across a company producing language learning products specifically for children in a multitude of different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking to teach children a new language at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after […]

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Language Refresh 101

Language REFRESH 101 – Week 14

by Corey

We are almost at the end of Language REFRESH 101. Can you believe it? I have learned so much about what works for me in keeping German alive as well as a bunch of tips from Melissa Dedina’s posts (you can find all of them under the Language REFRESH 101 link). Week 14 Video In […]

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Language Refresh 101

Language REFRESH 101 – Week 10

by Corey

These have been two great weeks of German language learning! Nothing in particular happened. I just felt like I got into a super-duper, rhythmic, consistent German language learning groove. I actually looked forward to reading my German language novel each night, I finally began to memorize some German articles that I was consistently saying incorrectly, […]

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Language Refresh 101

Language REFRESH 101: Getting Started

by Corey

After 101 days of my family and I learning Spanish as part of Language Challenge 101, we realized that something else needed some immediate attention: German! I have neglected this wonderful language friend of mine for far too long – it is time to reunite on a deep level! We have been so excited about […]

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The Language of Identity

by Corey
Corey, in the white and red dress, with friends at her fourth birthday party.

Corey, in white and red dress, at her fourth birthday party By Corey Heller My mother once asked me how I could feel comfortable raising my children in a language other than my native language.  Being unprepared for this inquiry, my response was defensive. Instead of using my mother’s question as a spring-board for deeper […]

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Things in the Attic: Of Cassette Tapes, Memories and Forgotten Languages

by Alice
The author

By Alice Lapuerta The things one finds when one rummages through the attic. An old shoe box with dusty cassette tapes, for instance.   The sweet voice of a little girl babbling away, telling stories, singing songs. That was me, when I was 5 years old. How surreal, listening to one’s childhood self. What totally […]

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