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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Today we get to meet Fanny and Alex. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. We are a family from the South West of France, expatriated to Singapore since last year. We wanted to discover the world more than just by one-off trips! Singapore is our first expat experience but Alex and myself (Fanny) […]
Today we are hosted by Erika and Romain who just came back to France after many years abroad. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. My husband Romain and myself, Erika, came back last month from Singapore where we lived for nine years as expats. We work with a large construction company. Our two […]
Babies are born universal listeners. In the first months of their lives, they can discriminate all the sounds produced by human beings. It is no small feat: you and I cannot. A typical Japanese adult is unable to hear the difference between an English /l/ and /r/. A typical English adult cannot detect the nuance […]
Sarah and Jeremie’s parents have told us their family’s language history. With a French father and a South-African, English-speaking mother, the two kids grew up simultaneously bilingual. Born in India, surrounded by nannies strictly instructed to speak nothing but Hindi, the kids quickly gained a very good understanding of the local language. The family moved […]