Language Together: Stories that Bring Language to Life!
The Language Together approach was developed with teachers and curriculum experts, and features a unique Spot Color Immersion Method® that makes languages fun and easy for kids. Based on extensive linguistic and classroom research, our stories build vocabulary and pre-reading skills for kids ages 0 - 8.
"I read this book all by myself – in a new language!"
Step by step, we present simple words and sentences, making the target language fun and non-intimidating for beginners. With practice, children will soon be able to finish each book on their own – giving them confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Loved by kids, teachers, and parents, our books are used in schools, libraries, churches, speech therapy centers, summer camps and homes around the world. They can be used to supplement a school language curriculum; as Free Voluntary Reading; as a homeschooling tool; or a bonding language experience for parent and child.
As parents and teachers know, a happy child makes a happy student—one who is more likely to succeed! That’s why we try to bring sunshine and happiness into each and every one of our stories. Because at Language Together, we want kids to laugh AND learn!
Learn about our method here.
In 2012, Germaine started Chinese Together, an after school Chinese program for children ages 3 to 8. The pedagogical findings from this “language lab” became the foundation for the Language Together approach featured in our books today. Germaine began working in educational publishing in 1997 at Living Language, the foreign language division of Penguin Random House. She was Director of Marketing for Lightbulb Press, publisher of the Wall Street Journal financial guides. She also managed international distribution for Harvard Business Publishing. Germaine has a BA from Columbia University and has lived in Hong Kong, Canada and the US. Germaine lives in Boston with her husband and two children.
Children exposed to a second language from an early age show the highest density of grey matter in their brains.—“Nature” study reported by ACTFL
Nancy Meyers’ illustrations of lovable kids and animals have appeared in publications for Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cambridge University Press, MIT, Free Spirit Publishing, Michael O’Mara Books, Mondo Publishing, The Nielsen Company, and The Minnesota Historical Society. Nancy’s unique creations can be found and enjoyed at www.nancymeyersdesign.com.
Nathan Lutz has been teaching French for 20 years and holds an M.A. in French and an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning. He is the Global Learning Coordinator and Primary School French Teacher at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. Nathan is the President of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Vice President of Programs for Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey, and a board member of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). Nathan frequently presents teaching workshops at national conferences and serves as a consultant and curriculum writer for renowned early language programs including Early Advantage (Muzzy), Little Pim and Global Language Project.
Carolina Gómez has taught Spanish for over 20 years to preschool and elementary kids in the US and Colombia (her native country). Carolina is the founder of Fun for Spanish Teachers, a popular online resource that provides materials, tips and workshops for over a thousand teachers around the world. Carolina is also the founder of 1-2-3 Spanish Together, an early language music and movement program. Carolina has a B.A in Modern Language from La Universidad del Valle in Colombia and a Masters in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
Fei Rathbone-Han has 13 years of experience in the field of Chinese education. A native of Taiwan, Fei teaches at Lexington Chinese School (LCS), the largest Chinese weekend school in New England, and served as their Academic Affairs Director for five years. She was also a teacher for the Chinese Cultural Connection, as well as the New England Chinese Youth Summer Camp (organized by the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association). She graduated with honors from University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Jennifer Brunk has been teaching Spanish and ESL for over 25 years. Jennifer is the founder of Spanish Playground, an online resource focused on communicative teaching that provides materials and support to over a million users a year. In addition to curriculum consulting for educational companies and publishers (Rockalingua, Lee & Low Books, Online Free Spanish, etc.) she works with a variety of literacy initiatives in Nicaragua. Jennifer holds an M.A. in Spanish, teaching certifications in Spanish and English and has presented numerous times at the International TESOL Convention and regional conferences.