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CYW_logo_lg_color-224x300Kaleidomundi

The name derives from: the Greek καλός (kalos), “beautiful” + είδος (eidos) + mundi (form of the Latin word mundus for world)

Mission of Kaleidomundi & the Create your World book series:

  • To create global citizens who are engaged in the world, passionate about world events and confident international travelers and communicators.
  • To empower you to interact and appreciate other cultures and ways of life.
  • To give you the skills to travel economically and see the world.
  • To teach you how to easily learn foreign languages and have fun.

Be your own peacemaker!Be your own ambassador!
Create your world!


Most Recent Articles

Posted by & filed under Benefits of multilingualism.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LANGUAGE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

The documentary I’ve been working hard to produce for almost three years is finally done!

Saved by Language tells the story of how Moris Albahari saved his life in the Holocaust by speaking the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language.

For a limited time, until December 31, 2014, Saved by Language is on pre-sale. You can buy it here. The DVD comes with English, Ladino, Spanish and Bosnian subtitles. Choose from PAL and NTSC formats.

Watch the demo of the film:

Posted by & filed under How to learn languages with songs and the media.

music and language

Dr. Nina Kraus, Northwestern University

I’ve been writing for years on the benefits of music for foreign language education.

“New research involving hundreds of students in Chicago and Los Angeles public schools finds disadvantaged children who learn to sing or to play a musical instrument show not only improved neural function but also enhanced learning abilities over time. ‘While more affluent students do better in school than children from lower income backgrounds, we are finding that musical training can alter the nervous system to create a better learner and help offset this academic gap,’ says Dr. Nina Kraus, a neurobiologist at Northwestern University and presenter of the research at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.”

For more information, please read the full article here.

Read here for the American Psychological Association’s press release on this research: Musical Training Offsets Some Academic Achievement Gaps, Research Says

Save the music!