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Christmas is an ideal time to get in the kitchen with your children. At Cooking With Languages, we know the importance of keeping it simple and making it fun. With thanks to our social media friends, we have compiled our very first list of Easy Christmas Recipes for...read more
In the build-up to the festive season, learning about Spanish Christmas Traditions is a fun way to encourage interest amongst language students. Making language learning fun and relevant makes learning easier. Download our free printable Spanish Christmas Traditions...read more
Nothing beats learning while having fun. This is our philosophy here at Cooking with Languages. As it is gift-giving season, we thought we’d put together some food gift ideas for your little language learning foodies so they can do just that: learn while having fun....read more
Your Children Will Love Our Bilingual Cookbook ... Are you a bilingual family using Spanish and English daily? Are you a parent wanting to teach a little bit of Spanish or English to your children? Or maybe you are a teacher wanting to bring a little of diversity to...read more
Let Us Show You How To Plan A Cooking With Languages Competition in Your Target Langauge Learning about a country, its customs and its food is a fabulous way to motivate children to learn languages. In previous posts, we have explained the many different skills...read more
Today, we want to share a winning formula to help your children, a future bilingual Masterchef, shine. They will improve their language skills by feeding their imagination as a contestant on a popular television show such as Junior MasterChef or Great British Bake Off –read more
Young children love to copy what other people are doing. They gain great pleasure out of helping their parents wash the car, tidy up or even put the shopping away. A positive way to put this curiosity to good use and satisfy their inquisitive minds is by teaching them a new language whilst performing theses activities.
Get your kids in the kitchen and they can bake cakes, make pasta or play with pastry dough while you feed their mind with new words.
By having fun getting messy in the kitchen, they won’t actually realise they are being taught a new language.
Ok, my little language-loving superheroes, let’s have some fun!
Let’s get Arthur Apple’s Pancake Challenge started …
I love making pancakes. Do you?
I have a simple and scrummy recipe to share with you. It’s really easy to follow.
This is one of the recipes in our Activity Cookbook that we are launching on Crowdfunder.read more
Our newly released Arthur Apple Bilingual App: Let’s Make PANCAKES/Hacemos Crepes is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
It is a fun, easy to use app for young language learners!
IMPORTANT: We are offering if for FREE for the first 100 downloads only!
En Cooking With Languages, nuestro objetivo es hacer que aprender idiomas sea divertido. Nuestra misión es animar a que más niños quieran aprender idiomas. Nuestro primer libro de recetas, diseñado para niños aprendiendo inglés y español, está lleno de actividades para aprender idiomas. Hay muchas razones por las cuales nuestro libro es genial y os ayudará, a ti y a los más pequeños, a aprender idiomas.read more
At Cooking With Languages, our aim is to make language learning fun. Our mission is to encourage more children to want to learn languages. Our first activity cookbook, designed for children learning English and Spanish is jam packed full of fun language learning activities. There are many reasons why our book is great and why it will help you and your children to learn new languages.read more
Let Us Introduce You To Some Great Games for Learning Languages ... As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, playing games is a great way for children to learn a new language. Almost any game is ideal for this purpose, so long as the target language is used. To...read more
Easter is coming and it is a great time to get the kids involved in the kitchen and make special treats for all the family. We have gathered 10 simple and scrummy Easter recipes from around the world for you and your children to cook together. from breads to cakes,...read more
A Family Favourite Easy Christmas Recipe For Kids ... (in English and Spanish) Christmas is a great time to get messy in the kitchen with your children. This easy Christmas recipe for kids is one of our family favourites. We still have stains on our kitchen walls (we...read more
A Simple and Scrummy Recipe for Cooking With Young Kids ... Hola/Bonjour/Hello from the Toddler Test Kitchen. My name is Bethany and I'm here to share a recipe with you all at Cooking with Languages. I love to cook and bake, so I started doing "cooking...read more
These crunchy yet creamy gluten free croquettes make a lovely snack or can be served with a dipping sauce to make an enticing starter or canapé. All ages love these mushy centered croquettes enclosed in a crispy breadcrumb. You can make...read more
A language classroom is not just about learning the grammar and the vocabulary. It is also about learning the culture or cultures to better understand the language. We all know how food is a fabulous way to get to understand a culture and its people. So what better or...read more
To celebrate the launch of our first Cooking With Languages products, our bilingual English/Spanish Activity Cookbook and Apron, we are offering our very first giveaway. This competition is in exclusive conjunction with the latest publication of the wonderful Kids on...read more
What are the Best Foods to Feed Your Brain?
If you’re hungry for knowledge, then you are constantly researching and reading to get the information you crave. But you can help feed that hunger by eating the right brain foods. We all know about foods we should or shouldn’t eat if we want to stay fit and healthy. But did you know there are also certain products which help to boost your brain power?
When studying a language, you’ll want to stay alert so the information sticks in your head and so you can concentrate better. There’s nothing worse than feeling that your grey matter is like a sieve where information goes in but falls straight out again. We want that information to stick so that you are quickly conversing on holiday or your new life abroad.read more
Cooking is very fashionable at the moment with millions glued to the television to watch shows like MasterChef, The Great British Bake Off and Hell’s Kitchen with the straight-talking Gordon Ramsay. Celebrity chefs are also making waves in the kitchen with the effervescent Jamie Oliver changing the way we view food and the lovable Hairy Bikers making great dishes with local produce. So it makes perfect sense to use this tremendous interest in food to help people learn a new language. They can do something they enjoy while learning new words in a fun and creative way.read more
Let’s have a look at some Fun Food Phrases from around the world!
From angels tiddling on your tongue to sliding on a prawn sandwich, food has played a starring role in sayings around the world. No celebration is complete without food, so let’s play tribute to the wonderful way our cuisine helps to shape our culture and literature.
From the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland to the romantic film “Chocolat”, food has stirred the emotions from comic moments to sheer horror .(Can anyone hear the words liver and Chianti in the same sentence without conjuring up images of Hannibal Lecter?).
So it’s no wonder that food also features heavily in phrases and sayings around the world. We’ve heard some strange ones in our time and we’ve picked our top 10.
Come And Meet The New Kids On The (Chopping) Block! Say “Hi” or “Hola” to Cooking with Languages, a clever new way to help children - and grown ups - learn a language in a fun way. Cooking with Languages is the brainchild of Lisa Sadleir who wanted to design an...read more
Help Cooking with Languages give more children the gift of language by supporting us in the Crowdfunder January Jumpstart 2017
Well, 2017 is starting with a bang.
We are excited to share that we have been selected as 1 of just 100 start-ups for the Crowdfunder January Jumpstart. Our month-long crowdfunding push starts on Thursday 12 January and we hope to raise £5,000 towards publishing costs to give more children the gift of language.read more
Don’t forget to sign up for our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.
Over 12 days in December, we’ll be sending you lots of FREE and fun Christmas related materials, in English and Spanish, including, flash cards, word searches, recipes, Christmas …read more
We live in an age of helicopter parenting. Long gone are the idyllic days where kids spent time playing outdoors with their friends until the street lights came on. This day in age, we keep busy with school, homework, and a whole load of extracurricular activities. We know that children have an amazing capacity for learning and we know that in a globalizing world, we must prepare our children to compete, so prepare them we doread more
This is an extract from a book that I am currently writing. It is a book that I am really excited about.
With our Cooking With Languages family project, not only are we helping children to learn languages, we will also be encouraging to learn about growing their own food and cooking it too.
Today, I want to give you a gentle reminder that, when learning a language, you do not need to try to learn and translate everything you hear or read. Aim for general comprehension and the rest will follow over time.read more
Think of it this way: Raising a child to be bilingual is about odds and each family’s odds of success will be higher or lower depending on their particular circumstances and how proactive they are about shaping these conditions in effective ways.read more
Para empezar, vamos a hacer que los niños hablen sobre ellos mismos y sobre lo que les gusta. Para aquellos niños que tienen el español como idioma nativo, es importante que no cambien el formato del verbo basándonos en el objeto, como hacemos en español.read more
Do You Know How To Cook Poached Eggs?
We love eggs! We are always looking for different simple but scrummy recipes to enjoy this food that is so full of goodness.
Today, we are going to share with you a really simple way to make scrummy poached eggs.
In English, the verb to like, in the present tense, is easy and straightforward to learn and to teach young learners.
Let’s have a look at the verb to like, in a few simple forms ….read more
If you are looking for a fun but easy Easter recipe, look no further. Our Easter Bunny Pancake recipe is simple but scrummy.read more
Let’s Have Some Language Learning Fun With English and Spanish Tongue Twisters …
Tongue twisters are a great way to improve and practise pronunciation when learning a foreign language.
They are also a good way of improving our communication skills as they help us cont