Discover Oneself There is often a language that plays a special role in a family’s history. This language is that of the local land, forefathers and roots, culture or religion, or even in-laws. You may have come across this little child whose family immigrated one generation ago. For lack of a common language, she cannot […]
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In any written language, words are subject to a triple association: sound, spelling and of course meaning. For example, the English word horse refers to the working and racing animal, is pronounced /hɔː(ɹ)s/ and spelled h-o-r-s-e. Anyone knowing how to read will be able to pronounce the word relatively correctly even if they have never […]
Three mega trends are currently shaping the future of second language learning. The digital leap The advent of digitalization came with a three-fold promise from the very onset: increased reach, decreased cost, and enhanced learning outcomes. The first two were pretty obvious. By going online, learning content could reach anyone with an internet […]
The man on the street has noticed it and science has confirmed it: children are more able to learn foreign languages and achieve high proficiency than adults. What are the reasons? All else being equal, neurology and psychology will provide us with the answers. Neurological explanations address the state of the brain and its ability […]
Click here to read the article on the Nikkei website SINGAPORE — Education-related ventures are booming in Singapore, in both the domestic and international markets, as these companies win over parents and schools eager to give children exposure to the country’s excellent education system. This, in turn, has drawn a flood of money to Singapore, […]
Start early, learn well, don’t forget : these are the very simple stages of your child’s Journey with VivaLing. Find out more below about the theoretical framework developed by VivaLing and how it is implemented in order to achieve results. You can also read the related posts throughout our VivaLing blog.
Take a child at any given stage of development. All else equal, three key drivers will determine the effectiveness of the child’s foreign language acquisition: quantity of language activities, motivation, and social interaction. What is summarized here as language activities covers in fact several concepts, distinct but complementary, perfectly well introduced by Shumei Zhang (2009) […]
Tech in Asia, April 14th, 2015 Click here to see the paper on the Tech in Asia website Michael Tegos 5:45 pm on Apr 14, 2015 Visit VivaLing’s website and you will immediately notice images of happy children holding up tablets and computer screens depicting smiling adults – showcasing the company’s approach to the […]
For immediate release – Singapore, 13 April 2015 Singapore-based VivaLing, the world’s first online language academy for kids, announced today that it has completed seed round funding exceeding SGD 500k (five hundred thousand Singapore Dollars) from respected local investors. Building on thousands of language coaching sessions given successfully since the inception of the company, the […]
Today we are hosted by Olivia and Simon who took some time out between two trips to share some of their multilingual life with us. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Simon, my husband, our two daughters Ava (5 years old) and Zélie (2 years old) and myself have been living in Singapore […]