If there's one thing you can do to give your child an advantage, it's giving them the gift of a second language. Studies indicate that toddlers who are exposed to more than one language are better able to develop the cognitive skills necessary to succeed. Learn more here.
Check out some of our favourite resources below for Canadians who want to live abroad.
There's no question that France has had a huge impact on Canadian history. One of the ways we still see this is through some of the phrases that we use in our lexicon. Here are a few of our favourites.
A European vacation can be a life-changing event. However, how much fun you have depends on how prepared your are. Here are some things to keep in mind:
There are a wide variety of benefits out there when you travel overseas. Whether you're looking for better health or just become a more global citizen, overseas travel can be an enriching experience. Here are five of our favorite benefits.
A growing number of people are choosing to not stay in Canada and go abroad to spend their Golden Years. There are a number of reasons for this. They could be tired of the long winters and chilly weather that encompass the climate of a large majority of the country; maybe they want to live more cheaply; perhaps it’s just a matter of wanting to experience different cultures more, and living abroad makes this a greater possibility. Whatever the case, just take a look at this list from MSNBC to see what the most popular places to live abroad among retirees are:
In Stanford in Palo Alto, California, researchers have determined that the American classroom system isn’t doing a good job of teaching English, even though the number of students whose first language isn’t English is growing. Nearly five million students cite another language than English as their primary language, which accounts for eleven percent of the total student population. This is not just an American concern either.
If you’re looking for the best way for someone to learn English, consider this question: How did you learn your native language? Were you just given a bunch of books and told to memorize nouns, verbs and sentence structure? We’ll venture a guess and say no. Rather, you probably listened to your parents and those around you and mimicked them. You saw what words they used in a given situation and you used those same words. You learned the language by listening and speaking, while reading and writing didn’t come until later on.
Summertime is most children’s favorite time of the year, but it can be a problem for some parents who need a way to occupy their children’s time as they work, conduct errands, volunteer or take care of any other responsibilities. You also might just not want your children in front of the television all summer when they could be spending their time doing something more worthwhile. Whatever the reason, you’ll need a solution, and this is where Berlitz can help your children learn new skills and have some fun too, so they’ll have plenty to talk about when school opens up in the fall.
We are pleased to present the new “eBerlitz”. Our Media Based Learning segment (MBL) has been re-named to eBerlitz. This name translates the company’s vision of a 360° learning as it reflects both our new electronic learning media and our brand.
At least once in your life, you probably sat in a classroom, watching the minutes tick by at an excruciatingly slow rate while your Latin teacher forced you to recite nouns in the second declension. Perhaps it was Spanish, German or Arabic class instead. In any case, your reason for learning the language in question was simple: it was an academic requirement. Too often, language learning stops there. Why would you want to relive those school days? Yet there are many compelling reasons to learn a new language. Language learning can be fun, can be tailored to suit your lifestyle and interests, and can have many benefits that you may not be aware of. Here are just a few reasons you might want to learn a new language.
In an episode of Friends, Joey seeks help from Phoebe in learning French for an upcoming audition. Having no prior experience in language learning, he reaches out to her for help. His first line for the role is simply: “Je m’appelle Claude” (My name is Claude). After Phoebe says the line beautifully, Joey repeats the line which sounds like: “Je bloo blah blay.” After repeated attempts, he is unable to pronounce one of the basics of learning any language, and his ‘teacher’ becomes frustrated indicating that she simply cannot help him master the few lines for his audition. At one point, she goes so far to say that he simply isn’t speaking French.
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