Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Language Lizard: Bilingual Books Giveaway


In the past few years, I have noticed a growing number of bilingual books at my local library and on the school library shelves.  I love books written in a bilingual format for several reasons:
  • Because they are written in two languages, they are accessible to a larger audience.  My monolingual English-speaking daughters (I'm working on their Spanish!) can still enjoy the books I bring home to plan for sharing with Spanish-speaking students.
  • I know I'm nerdy but I find it fun to read one language and then read the other to compare how the book's translation compares with the way I would translate it in my head.  I always learn new words and phrases this way!
  • Sometimes, when I am reading in one language, I come across something that doesn't make sense to me.  I can always refer to the other language for clarification when needed.
  • The marketability of these books is a concrete reminder of the marketability of a bilingual person.  I love sharing this fact with my English learners to encourage them to grow in both of their languages.
So, would you like the opportunity to win TWO BILINGUAL BOOKS?  I have asked the wonderful people at Language Lizard about sharing some of their books with you and they agreed!  They offer bilingual books in over 40 languages (including Spanish, of course).  They also provide numerous resources for supporting teachers of bilingual learners through their website, quarterly email newsletter, blog, and Facebook page.  

To enter to win, simply enter your info in the Rafflecopter below.  One lucky winner will choose the language of their choice (from the 40 languages available on their site) and Language Lizard will provide two age-appropriate bilingual books to the winner.  GOOD LUCK!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

6 comments:

  1. I want to enter!! I love using bilingual books. Sadly, I am not in the US :'(
    I am going to blog about it anyway!

    Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

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  2. Love it! I love your posts about reading. But giving away books it's even better! I wish I could participate.
    Good luck!

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  3. I love all of your giveaways and freebies! They have helped so much in my classroom. Thank you for having this blog.

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  4. I hope I win, I need bilingual books badly!!!!

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  5. I am ALWAYS looking for more books! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! (schoolencasa at gmail)

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  6. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all the sweets!

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