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KidSpeak™ is now included in all Transparent Language Online library subscriptions.
You’ve heard it before and it’s worth hearing again: the best time to start learning a new language is as early as possible. The cognitive benefits of bilingualism pay off into adulthood. For children whose parents do not speak another language and whose school district doesn’t offer languages yet, there is another viable option: your local library.
All public libraries who subscribe to Transparent Language Online now offer KidSpeak™, a fun, age-appropriate online language course. All you need is a library card to introduce your children to English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese. Designed for ages 6 and up, the program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. (No “I’d like a glass of wine.” in this course!) More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language.
Using the successful immersion approach preferred for young children, KidSpeak™ introduces the alphabet and word recognition, simple sentences, how to use plural and singular, how to distinguish between words that look and sound similar, simple addition and subtraction, how to tell time, number recognition (matching numbers to written words), and correct pronunciation.
Best of all, your child can learn from anywhere (once you’ve signed up at your library, of course!) KidSpeak™ works on computers, tablets, and phones so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library.
Can’t find one? Print this info card and bring it to your librarians to let them know you’re interested.