• Languages,  STEM

    Python projects ideas for language learners

    As part of my month of learning Spanish, I have been wondering how I could combine my language project with other learning projects that are less in focus right now.  I have been thinking about combining language learning with coding, as I want to learn to code with Python too. I finally set up a list of easy Python projects ideas for language learners. Python projects ideas for language learners Project 1: create your own Spanish-English dictionary with Python Creating a dictionary in Python is not difficult. This can just take a little time to enter all the items. You use curly brackets to create the dictionary. You can give…

  • Languages

    How to raise bilingual children

    We do speak two languages at home, French and German. The children are exposed to both languages and we are trying to figure out how to raise bilingual children. This is not always easy and we are facing difficulties. Here is the list of the problems we faced and what we are doing to solve them. 1st difficulty: language inequality I am speaking French and my husband is speaking German. According to all the advice we read about raising bilingual children, it is best when each parent speaks only its language to the children, However, this did not really work for us. My husband’s French is not as good as…

  • Languages

    How to choose which language to learn?

    Before you begin learning a new language, you have to choose which one you want to learn. This is an important decision as you are going to spend a huge amount of time working on this language. There are different ways to choose a language. Here are the main ones. Focus on career opportunities If you want to learn a language to boost your employability, you should ask yourself a few questions. It is important to consider the following things: where you are living: you will not need the same languages if you live in Europe, in North America or in Asia for instance which type of jobs are you…