Multilingual flashcard: The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid in 10 languages. It seemed appropriate to post this one after the multilingual flashcard for seal because many believe seals to be the root of legends about mermaids. The Disney movie changed the original story quite a bit – which is your favourite version?

Multilingual flashcard: Seal

Seal in 10 languages with another marine-themed multilingual flashcard. In researching for this flashcard I learned that seals should really be called pinniped (from the Latin pinna for fin and pedis for foot). Had you heard that before? I also learned that their closest relatives are bears and red pandas! Turns out there’s a lot…

Multilingual flashcard: Penguin

Who doesn’t love penguins? Now you can talk about them in 10 languages, which is always good for a start! I had always associated penguins with Antarctica and didn’t realise until recently that most penguins actually live in temperate zones! There are almost 20 different species ranging in size from the Emperor penguin (over a…

Multilingual flashcard: Puffin

Have you ever spotted one of these colourful birds? Puffin in 10 languages with another multilingual flashcard. I love that they are auks of the Fratercula genus – with the name Fratercula, meaning ‘little brother’ coming from the fact that their plumage looks a little like monastic robes. Puffins nest in a number of sea…

Multilingual flashcard: Fossil

Fossil in 10 languages with another multilingual flashcard. How is your language learning journey going? Fossil comes from the Latin ‘fossilis’ meaning ‘obtained by digging’ and are the preserved remains or traces of animals or plants. I still remember learning that most fossils are actually made by minerals hardening in a cavity left by an…

Multilingual flashcard: Beach

Beach in 10 languages with another multilingual flashcard. Are you spending any time at the beach this summer? Pretty much my favourite place…it might be a toss-up between a beach and a library at times, but I think the beach has the edge. I grew up with the sea a constant presence in my life,…

Multilingual flashcard: Clownfish

Another sea-themed multilingual flashcard – clownfish in 10 languages. These fish became popular when Finding Nemo hit our screens in 2003, introducing us to Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and Dory who has since had her own movie (I have yet to watch it – any good?) Clownfish have many different colours and are found…

Multilingual flashcard: Shark

Multilingual flashcard – Shark in 10 languages. Often maligned, kings of the deep, sharks are fascinating creatures. Fossils of sharks date back to around 420 million years ago and they have since then diversified into more than 50 species, ranging in size from the small dwarf lanternshark , which is only 17 centimetres (6.7┬áin) in…

Book Review: Violet

Violet Written by Tania Duprey Stehlik Illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic Published by Second Story Press 32 pages Age range: KS1+ / 5+ Summary (from Goodreads): Violet is happy that her father has come to pick her up after her first day at a new school. But as she races over to meet him, one…

Multilingual flashcard: Little Red Riding Hood

Continuing with a fairytale theme with Little Red Riding Hood in 10 languages. This story is one I have used to learn and teach languages as it is readily available in multiple languages. Have a look at some more fairytale, fantasy and Harry Potter themed flashcards here.

Multilingual flashcard: Magic Potion

Multilingual flashcard 123 – Magic potion in 10 languages. This is one of our favourite activities to do when learning fractions – I give the children some potions and they have to work out the fractions of ingredients. They then get the chance to create their own magic potion, using fractions to represent how much…

Multilingual flashcard: The Big Bad Wolf

Multilingual flashcard – The Big, Bad Wolf in 10 languages. In fairy tales all over the world, across the ages, the Big, Bad Wolf turns up again and again. I love alternate fairytales which turn the story on it’s head and repaint the wolf as a victim e.g. The True story of the Three Little…