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The Bilingual Child - a talk by specialist linguist Barbara Abdelah-Bauer
I’d heard of Barbara Abdelah-Bauer before – she’s a psycho-sociologist
specializing in bilingualism, and she's brought up her own children to be
multilingual.   Last month I went along to an interesting talk which she gave in French at the Institut Francais...
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Exciting German TV series for kids
This is a guest post written by my 12 year-old daughter, who has chosen an assumed name.   Hi, I’m
Charlotte and I’m Jane’s daughter.   I
wanted to tell you about my favourite TV series ever: ‘Die Pfefferkoerner’ (The
translation is ‘the peppercorns’!).   I...
Exciting German TV series for kids
Exciting German TV series for kids
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The Pyrenean Wildlife Park - Parc Animalier des Pyrénées
This animal
park is one of the top wildlife parks in France, and we were fortunate to have a sunny day trip
there with our friend Jacqueline during our visit to Pau in October half term 2016.   It’s in the foothills of the Pyrenees, about 10
minutes’ drive ...
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The Basque Language
When
I was writing my blog post about Biarritz I was reminded of spending some
happy months in that same area of southwest France as a student and being fascinated
by the culture of the “Pays Basque” or Basque country, a beautiful area which
lies to the nor...
The Basque Language
The Basque Language
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Autumn sun in Biarritz
At October
half-term we spent some happy days with our friend Jacqueline in the town of Pau, southwest
France, a lovely area worthy of a lot of blogposts.   It’s a cold and murky day in London so I’ve decided to start with a post
about our sunny day in the ...
Autumn sun in Biarritz
Autumn sun in Biarritz
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Fingerspelling: how to sign the alphabet onto your hand
Can you see how the handshapes for British Sign Language fingerspelling look like the written letters?  It doesn’t
take long to learn the “manual alphabet”, but it takes a bit of practice to get
some speed up and to be able to “read” other people’s fingersp...
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Hygge
I first
heard of the Danish word “hygge” last winter, but this winter it’s all over the
place in the UK and helping to sell lots of Christmas decorations and
gifts.   Candles, thick brightly-coloured
socks, books, pastries, coffee, hot chocolate….The closes...
Hygge
Hygge
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The Great French Bake-Off
Is there a
gap in your Wednesday evenings where “The Great British Bake-Off” used to be?   The BBC final final was on 26 th October, when we were in
France, but on that same evening we came across the French version on TV there:   “Le Meilleur P â tissier”....
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"La Page" - French bookshop in South Kensington
I wanted to
have a look for some French books in London.   I
knew I could buy them online any time, but I wanted to be able to browse and rummage , and to be able to ask advice
from a proper bookseller.   I remembered “La
Page” from a few years ago and went...
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German phrasebooks: how they've changed!
“Let’s go to Germany” – Phrasebook from
the year 1933 This is one
of the more unusual things I’ve come across in a second-hand bookshop.   This book, by Anton Hermann Winter, is called
“Practical Travel Talks in English and German: Let’s go to Germany”.   H...
German phrasebooks: how they've changed!
German phrasebooks: how they've changed!
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