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Lizard, LLC - Overview
Language Lizard, LLC was established in 2005 to
meet the needs of parents and teachers who want to raise
bilingual children and/or introduce their kids to other
cultures at an early age. We believe that children
will be inspired to learn languages and connect with other
cultures if they are exposed to fun and creative learning
materials early on in their lives.
- The Company offers bilingual (dual-language) children's
books, CDs, posters and world maps. All books are
in English with one of the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Simplified+Pinyin, Chinese-Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English-only, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Panjabi (Punjabi), Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yoruba. The stories include world folk tales
and fables, contemporary stories that introduce other cultures
and respect for diversity, faith stories, myths and legends
and dual-language reference materials. Click here
to read more about our products.
- The products are ideal
for ethnic families, foreign language and diversity
teachers and students, and librarians and retailers who
are trying to meet the needs of ethnic patrons. They
make unique gifts to help families preserve their heritage.
- The stories include world folk tales and fables, contemporary
stories that introduce other cultures and respect for
diversity, faith stories, myths and legends and dual-language
reference materials. Click
here to read more
about our products.
Language Lizard also provides a free newsletter with
helpful information on early language learning. Click
here to subscribe to the newsletter.
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|Location & Contact
The Company is located in Basking Ridge , NJ and
can be reached at 1-888-LLIZARD (888-554-9273) or info@LanguageLizard.com. For
address information and to contact Language Lizard using
our online form, click here.
Language Lizard Team
We have a dedicated team of employees and
consultants who believe in the importance of exposing
children to other languages and cultures at an early
age. Click here to read more about the Language
the News / Press Releases
March 5, 2014: New Bilingual Book Personal Shopper Service Helps Educators and Librarians Meet The Needs Of Language Learners
May 20, 2011: New Resource to Support English Language Learners and Bring Language and Culture to the Classroom
October 27, 2008: "More U.S. Kids Growing Up Bilingual": Radio segment about the benefits of bilingualism, resources and personal accounts. Produced and aired on Public Radio International's "The World" (from the BBC, PRI and WGBH).
September, 2008: INTERVIEW WITH LANGUAGE LIZARD PRESIDENT & FOUNDER ANNEKE FORZANI Interview on Public Radio International's "The World in Words" podcast (co-produced by BBC, PRI and WGBH) at http://media.theworld.org/pod/language/WIWpodcast22.mp3. (Note: The interview starts about 5 minutes into the podcast after the Hispanic Heritage Month/Football story).
November 13, 2006: Language and Cultural Diversity Project Launched In Support of International Education Week
September 3, 2006: Des nouvelles livres pour enfants bilingues aident
aux parents à transmettre leur langue maternelle.
August 14, 2006: Looking for ways to inspire your kids to learn French?
August 14, 2006: Cherchez-vous des façons d'inspirer vos enfants à apprendre le Français?
August 8, 2006: Unique Italian-English Children’s Books Help Bilingual Families Share Their Language
June 28, 2006: Neuartige Deutsch-Englische Kinderbücher helfen bilingualen Eltern, ihre Muttersprache weiterzureiche
May 27, 2006: Bilingual Books Inspire Children To Explore Foreign Languages & Cultures
May 26, 2006: Unique Dual-Language Children's Books Help Bilingual Families Share Their Heritage
Articles & Tip Sheets
Below are articles that we hope will help you raise and educate language learners and promote cultural awareness. Most of these articles have appeared in our Culture Connection e-newsletter and our Blog. To read more great articles, please subscribe to our newsletter at http://www.languagelizard.com/newslettersignup.htm and check out our blog at http://blog.languagelizard.com.
Reviews & Testimonials
Our products have been well reviewed by critics, families
and teachers. Click here to read
reviews and awards on specific products. Click
here to read Testimonials
by Language Lizard's customers.
If you would like to speak to an expert on early
language learning or the benefits of exposing
children to other languages and cultures at an early age,
we are happy to help and can point you in the right direction
for more information. Please contact us at 1-888-LLIZARD
(888-554-9273) or info@LanguageLizard.com.
- Barack Obama has suggested that all Americans should learn a second language. Many criticized his position. Given the academic, cognitive, personal and societal benefits of bilingualism, why is this so threatening? Are we adequately preparing our students to respond to the realities of a global economy and the need for bilingual skills in our own country? Are we supporting the development of language skills that already exist in this country?
- Research suggest that children who learn other languages are
better at solving complex problems and are more creative. Yet
many schools are cutting back their foreign language programs
in response to testing requirements for the No Child Left Behind
Act. Are we putting enough emphasis on foreign language
instruction in our schools?
In the US , over 20% of the population is either foreign
born or has a foreign-born parent. The Census Bureau estimates
that by the end of the 21st century, "minorities" will
represent more than half of the total population. While
schools, libraries and companies have begun to respond to
the growth of the hispanic population, many other ethnic
groups are being widely ignored, in part because of a lack
of resources to meet their needs. What can we do to
help children who are learning English as a Second Language
integrate better into their new environment?
The government has recognized that America is falling behind
in training its citizens to succeed in our global economy. The
National Security Language Initiative is one step to increasing
the number of Americans who can speak what they deem to be "critical" languages
(e.g. Chinese, Korean, hindi, Arabic). What can parents
and teachers do to increase interest in and exposure to these
less-commonly taught languages at an early age? Are
we putting enough emphasis on helping children who already
speak these important languages maintain their heritage and
People are always looking for unique new baby gifts,
birthday gifts or gifts to celebrate religious or ethnic
holidays and festivals such as Ramadan, Chinese New Year,
Dawali, Chanukkah, Easter, Baisakhi, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Wesak and
Christmas. Bilingual (dual-language) books are great
gifts to help ethnic and immigrant families preserve their
heritage and celebrate their traditions. But many families
do not know these books exist!