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11 Tips For Raising Bilingual Kids

August 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

A guest blog by Lingoo, the Language Homestay Club It can be tough to make sure your bilingual child gets the right balance of exposure to the languages they are learning. But any bumps in the road will far outweigh the benefits of your child being fluent in more than one language. You just need a little perseverance and a good sense of humour along the way. Here are 10 tips for raising bilingual kids. Children are never too young to be learning another language When raising bilingual kids it’s important to get proactive from [...]

Easiest ways to learn a language fast

May 28th, 2018|

I am always grateful when I receive free resources on the internet. People can be very generous and sharing - and I have certainly benefited from the wisdom of others. Here I am sharing a document on how to learn a language - and in particular how to build vocabulary up to 10 times faster.  I have really collated the good work and research of others - and hoping to bring the best techniques to light. You see, the best techniques for learning languages are hardly used at all - while the worst techniques are [...]

How to make learning a language fun!

March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

How to make learning a language fun! Learning a language does not have to be difficult, time-consuming or boring these days. If you can find ways to enjoy learning a language so that it doesn’t feel like studying, then you are more likely to stick at it for longer and be more successful. Here are 10 fun ways to enjoy learning languages: 1. Cook a recipe in the target language Find an online recipe or a foreign recipe book with the instructions in the language you are learning. Not only will you learn the names [...]

KLOO wins “Best Toys and Games to Learn French”

February 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Simply thrilled to hear that KLOO has won the prestigious Tutorful Award for BEST TOYS AND GAMES TO LEARN FRENCH This is all the more rewarding knowing that Tutorful is used by over 10,000 tutors to match them with students learning languages all over the UK. Knowing that the game is rated highly by tutors and students has put a big smile on our faces. Tutorful says: KLOO has turned learning a language into a game so that all you have to do is play – and the language comes naturally. Players score points by learning [...]

KLOO is Amazon’s Choice

June 22nd, 2017|

It's always lovely to be recommended. When it's Amazon that is doing the recommending it's, well, big! KLOO has received the Amazon's Choice accolade. Amazon reserves this for: "highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately." Thank you Amazon. We appreciate it. You can also get the same product from the KLOO website :-) Wherever you buy from Make Life Fun.

Going on holiday? Pack 6 million foreign sentences in an award winning travel game

June 10th, 2017|

You can do better than a phrase book Why not take a travel game that packs 6 million foreign sentences inside? Indeed, KLOO's foreign language travel games were described by Conde Nast's prestigious Traveller magazine as the Must Pack items. They also won Dr Toy's Best Vacation Game Award. 6 million sentences and loads of family fun for less than $20. Take a look at KLOO Travel Games. Then play and learn and language :-) Bon Voyage Holidays!! The Best Opportunity to Learn a Language! The Best Travel Games to pack this holiday The Secret [...]

How to Learn Foreign Vocabulary Method 4 – the KLOO Combo System

June 7th, 2017|

Learn Vocabulary 1000% (10 X) faster by combining the two most powerful methods of vocabulary building. When you combine the power of Discovery Learning with placing words in context and then wrap the whole experience inside a game, amazing things happen. Picking up words becomes automatic and almost effortless. Kids enjoy learning a language with KLOO A Spanish Teacher completing a Case Study for the impact of KLOO in her classroom wrote this: “After playing two or three times with the same deck students have almost magically learned all the vocabulary, not only to [...]

How to Learn Foreign Vocabulary Method 3 – Discovery Learning

May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Experience the Eureka moment! I am pretty sure that none of us had parents who, when we were toddlers, gave us lists of words to learn by next week. I don't think so. What generally happened is that we would point at something that we wanted to know the name of, such as a dog, and our parents said “Dog” and we repeated “Dog”. This form of learning is called Discovery Learning. It is the natural way we learned new words when we were small and is the way our brains are hot wired to build vocabulary. Using Discovery Learning creates powerful Eureka [...]

How to Learn Foreign Vocabulary Method 2 – Using Context

April 30th, 2017|Tags: |

Making it meaningful – putting words into context Young Man learns speaks 11 languages fluently I was struck by the news of a young man who is fluent in 11 languages. There is a lovely video on him on the BBC where he does in fact speak in all 11 languages. It is significant that he said only one thing about what makes it easier for him to learn new languages and I wrote it down word for word. He stated: “The easiest way to learn is from context. I remember what I see or hear [...]

How to Learn Foreign Vocabulary Method 1 – Rote and Rehearsal

April 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Build vocabulary the No 1 way? No way! Building vocabulary has always been an ordeal for many learners. Long lists of words...trying to somehow memorize them with brute force and repetition...but your mind starts swimming with all the information and you start to tire.... then you test yourself and find that the new information just won’t you repeat the process. You become more tired and before long, your mind starts to shut down. You feel deflated, demotivated and just plain exhausted. So much effort and so little reward. Rote learning from lists is still the No 1 method for learning vocabulary and, believe it [...]

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