Multilingual flashcard: Jellyfish

Jellyfish in 10 languages – useful to understand shouted warnings at the beach (that’s how I learnt it in Italian!) or marvel at their beauty in an aquarium (that’s how I learnt it in Japanese!) More multilingual flashcards with a faintly seaside theme – continuing with some fascinating underwater creatures, jellyfish. Did you know that…

Multilingual flashcard: Seagull

Seagull in 10 languages! These birds can now often be spotted far away from the sea, but no matter where they are they have proved themselves capable of swooping and procuring food from anywhere. In Brighton, where I did my PGCE, you can place the game, Seagull Dash. It involves buying some chips, putting the…

Book Review: Max and Bird

Max and Bird Written and illustrated by Ed Vere Published by Puffin 32 pages Publication date: 1st September 2017 Age range: 2 + Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Max – the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to…

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: Dolphin

Multilingual flashcard – Dolphin in 10 languages. I have always loved dolphins, being fascinated by their playfulness, intelligence and language. There are over 40 species around the world, living in various habitats. Have you ever been dolphin-spotting? The grace, speed and strength of dolphins has to be seen to be believed! Dolphins even have a…