There is no single word in the Japanese language for ‘gift’. Instead, every type of gift giving has its own name, which perhaps conveys how important a tradition the presenting and receiving of gifts is in Japanese culture. From mid-year gifts to obligation chocolate, this video explores many Japanese gift giving scenarios and provides topical vocabulary around each. Fun and fact-filled, this is an ideal resource for introducing key aspects of Japanese culture to beginner language learners. Show Less
Learn the French vocabulary words for types of air transport. The vehicles included are the plane, the helicopter, the hot air balloon, the rocket and more.
Learn the Spanish vocabulary words for types of air transport. The vehicles included are the plane, the helicopter, the hot air balloon, the rocket and more.
Learn the Italian vocabulary words for types of air transport. The vehicles included are the plane, the helicopter, the hot air balloon, the rocket and more.
This programme introduces Paris, the capital of France and looks at a region west of Paris where the "Dubois family" lives in the country. We stroll through a typical French market in the small town of Meulan. We visit a 12th century Church and look at Castles. Travelling through Normandy we find out about the style of this region by strolling through the streets of Honfleur, a small seaside town on the Channel Coast. Of course, food is of paramount importance to the French so we visit a Cake Shop and a 100 year old Cheese Shop in the town of St Germanin en Laye near Paris. The programme also doubles up as a language programme by introducing French words that are relevant to what we see. Show Less
Lingo Ninja is going on exchange in Berlin, but he has lived in a small village all his life. How will he survive? In this Interactive Video, beginner students use language needed to talk about their favourite subjects, what they need for school, how to interact with a shopkeeper, and organise after school activities. They will practise their reading, listening and writing skills through onscreen questions, with further opportunity for extension available in the Jetzt, Bist Du Dran! additional resource. Students can rewind and rewatch sections of the clip to help them answer the questions. English subtitles are available for differentiation. Show Less
Kids learn to say "I like" and "I don't like" in Mandarin Chinese. It's autumn now and Beepbeep's house needs repairs before the winter season comes!
Kids learn to say "water" and "fire" in Mandarin Chinese when Miao Miao and friends go backyard camping! Join them as they going swimming and eat marshmallows. Yum!
Kids learn to say "yummy" and "not yummy" in Mandarin Chinese with Tantan and Benben as they attempt to bake a yummy cake.
Kids learn to say "teacher" in Mandarin Chinese. Dodo is having trouble with math so Tantan decideds to become his teacher using their favourite snacks to help Dodo solve math problems.
Kids learn to say "friend" in Mandarin Chinese as Dodo desperately tries to make friends with a hedgehog and needs Miao Miao's help.
Kids learn to say "big" and "small" in Mandarin Chinese at a tea party with Miao Miao and Beepbeep.
Kids learn to say "he is" and "she is" is in Mandarin Chinese when Miao Miao gives Tantan binoculars and checks out what his friends are doing from a far.
Kids learn to say different colors like "orange", "green", and "purple" in Mandarin Chinese as Miao Miao and Dodo build a fence around their garden.
Kids learn to say "inside" and "outside" in Mandarin Chinese as Miao Miao and Dodo try to catch a butterfly!
Kids learn to say "you are" in Mandarin Chinese with Tantan and friends as they playa fun game of charades!
Chinese New Year is full of fireworks, the colour red, and delicious food – but how did this celebration begin? Who is Nian and how does Chinese New Year prevent him from terrorising villages once more? What are some traditions observed during the celebration? And what is the significance behind the colour red? This Miniclip tells the story of how this event began, includes the significance of red envelopes, includes some popular traditions like the reunion feast, and provides some simple phrases to help you celebrate this time of year as a community! Show Less
Should you say ‘hello’ to your friends and your parents in the same way? How should you address your teachers? Is it rude to call people ‘old’? This video answers these questions and more, explaining how respect is communicated through words and titles. A fun and fact-filled video, perfect for introducing key aspects of Chinese culture to beginner language learners. Show Less
Kids learn to say "cook" in Mandarin Chinese. Watch to find out what everyone cooked to bring to the picnic.
Kids learn to say shapes like "circle" and "sqaure" in Mandarin Chinese with Miao Miao after she just baked cookies in different shapes.
Learn to count from 1 to 10 in Mandarin Chinese while having fun with Miao Miao and her friends at Dodo's birthday party.
Learn to count from 1 to 5 in Mandarin Chinese with Miao Miao and Coco while they prepare birthday invitations for Dodo's birthday party!
This video teaches children the days of the week in French to develop their vocabulary.
This video teaches children the days of the week in Spanish to develop their vocabulary.
Are Mandarin and Chinese the same thing? How was the standard national language of China chosen? Are dialects really that different from one another? This video answers these questions and more, tracing the history of the Chinese language from the Ming dynasty up to modern-day immigration to Western nations. A fun and fact-filled video, perfect for introducing key aspects of Chinese culture to beginner language learners. Show Less