The Six Stages of Language Development in Children: A Comprehensive Guide

“Rather than books and lectures, nature itself is children’s best teacher.” – Coffey The Six Stages of Language Development in Children: A Comprehensive Guide by Pep Talk Radio The stages of language development in children are an important area of study for linguists and child development experts alike. While every child develops at their own pace, there are six general stages of language development that many children go through. 1. Pre-linguistic stage: This stage occurs from birth to approximately 12 months of age. During this stage, infants communicate through nonverbal means such as crying, facial expressions, and body language....

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March 12th – Childhood And Adolescence

Register For the Online Japanese Event For many of us, childhood is a time of carefree play and exploration. We spend hours running through fields, climbing trees, and building forts. We make friends easily, share our toys freely, and see the world as a place of endless adventure. Our imaginations run wild, and we believe that anything is possible. But childhood is also a time of learning and growth. We learn to read, write, and count. We discover new interests and hobbies. We learn to navigate the complex social world around us, and we develop the skills we need to succeed in life. Our childhood experiences lay the foundation for our future, shaping our beliefs, values, and aspirations. Let’s revisit our childhood and learn Japanese remembering it. First question, what did you want to be when you were a child? 子供の頃の夢は何でしたか? Kodomo no koro no yume wa nandeshitaka? What was your dream when you were a child? (Like what you wanted to be when you grow up? etc…) Optional: Share a picture of when you were a kid! 子供の頃の写真をシェアしてください。 Kodomo no koro no shashin o shea shite kudasai! Share a picture of when you were a child. Other discussion questions 昔の自分にアドバイスができたら、どんなアドバイスをしますか? Mukashi no jibun ni adobaisu ga dekitara, donna adobaisu o shimasuka? If you could give your childhood self advice, what would you tell them?   子供の頃よく勉強をしましたか? Kodomo no...

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Top Spanish Songs to Express Gratitude to Your Parents

"Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't." – Johnny Depp Top Spanish Songs to Express Gratitude to Your Parents by Pep Talk Radio Music has always been a powerful tool to express feelings and emotions. Whether it’s happiness, sadness, or gratitude, music has a way of conveying those sentiments in a way that nothing else can. When it comes to dedicating songs to your parents, Spanish music offers a plethora of options that beautifully capture the love and admiration one feels for their parents. Here are some of the best Spanish songs to dedicate to your parents. 1....

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February 26th – Sports and Exercise in Japanese

Register For the Online Japanese Event Sports and exercise are essential components of our daily lives. Engaging in physical activity allows us to maintain our physical health and lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Regular exercise has been shown to improve heart and lung function, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, and has also been found to have mental health benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety and improving mood. So let’s talk about these in this week’s Japanese practice meetup! First, share your favorite sport! This may take some preparation but try to be as detailed as possible. Describe what the sport is, why you like it, whether you only watch it, do you participate in it yourself. If you have a video of you doing the sports or a picture you’re more than welcome to share it! 🙂 一番好きなスポーツは何ですか? – Ichiban suki na supootsu wa nandesuka? – What’s your favorite sport? Other Discussion questions Note: This list looks like a lot but just use it as a cheat sheet when you don’t know what questions to ask! Otherwise it’s encouraged to just have natural conversations. 運動は苦手ですか?得意ですか? Undou wa nigate desuka? Tokui desuka? Are you bad at athletics? Or good at it?   スポーツは好きですか? Supootsu wa sukidesuka? Do you like sports? 普段どんなスポーツをしますか? Fudan donna supootsu o shimasuka? What kinds of sports do you...

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February 5th – Let’s Talk about Japanese Language

Register For the Online Japanese Event Why do you like your favorite kanji character? The meaning or the way that it looks? 一番好きな漢字はなんですか?- Ichiban suki na kanji wa nandesuka? – What’s your favorite kanji? Japanese language questions: 何で日本語を勉強していますか?- Nan de nihongo o benkyou shiteimasuka? – Why are you studying Japanese? いつから日本語を勉強し始めましたか?- Itsukara nihongo o benkyou shi hajimemashita ka? – When did you start learning Japanese? 日本語のどんなところが難しいですか?- Nihongo no donna tokoro ga muzukashii desu ka? – What is difficult about the Japanese language? 日本語のどんなところが簡単ですか?- Nihongo no donna tokoro ga kantan desuka? – What is easy about the Japanese language? Duolingo についてどう思いますか?- Duolingo ni tsuite dou omoimasuka? – What do you think about duolingo? (pros and cons with the app) Duolingo 以外で何を使って勉強していますか? – Duolingo igai de nani o tsukatte benkyou shiteimasuka? – What do you use besides duolingo to study? (textbooks, tutor?, etc)  日本語のyoutubeチャンネルを見ますか? – Nihongo no youtube channeru o mimasuka? – Do you watch any Japanese youtube channels? 日本語を学校で勉強したことはありますか? – Nihongo o gakkou de benkyou shitakoto wa arimasuka? – Have you ever studied Japanese at a school? (or tutor) 毎週日本語をどれくらい勉強していますか? – Maishuu nihongo o dorekurai benkyou shiteimasuka? – How much do you study Japanese every week? General language questions: 何ヶ国語話せますか?- Nan kakoku go hanase masuka? – How many languages do you speak? 次に勉強したい言語は何ですか?- Tsugi ni benkyou shitai gengo wa nandesuka? – What is the next language you want to learn? どの言語が一番難しそうですか?- Dono gengo ga ichiban muzukashisou desuka? – Which language do you think is most difficult? どの言語が一番簡単そうですか?- Dono gengo ga ichiban kantan sou desuka?...

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January 29 – Food and Recipes in Japanese

Register For the Online Japanese Event Let’s speak in Japanese about food and your favorite recipe! Describe your favorite Recipe! This might take some preparation but it’s a chance to learn ingredient names, cooking methods, and giving directions in Japanese. Suggestion: Even if you don’t cook much you can describe how you make a sandwich for example, what ingredients you put inside. 一番好きなレシピを紹介してください。- Ichiban suki na reshipi o shoukai shite kudasai. – Please share your favorite recipe Feel free to also share a photo via screen share of any kind of food you made yourself, or that you like! Let’s talk about food! 普段料理をしますか?- Fudan ryouri o shimasuka? – Do you usually cook? 好き嫌いはありますか? – Suki kirai wa arimasuka? – Are you picky about food? 人生で一番美味しかった食べ物は何ですか? – Jinsei de ichiban oishikatta tabemono wa nandesuka? – What was the best food you’ve ever eaten in your life? 毎日三食食べますか? –  Mainichi san shoku tabemasuka? – Do you eat three meals a day? 食べられない食べ物はありますか?- Taberarenai tabemono wa arimasuka? – Do you have any foods you can’t eat? 一番嫌いな食べ物は何ですか?- Ichiban kirai na tabemono wa nandesuka? – What’s your least favorite food? 一番好きな食べ物は何ですか? – Ichiban suki na tabemono wa nandesuka? – What’s your favorite food? 料理上手ですか? – Ryouri jouzu desuka? – Are you good at cooking? 今日は何を食べましたか? – Kyou wa nani o tabemashita ka? – What did you eat today? 普段どんな食べ物を食べますか?- Fudan donna tabemono o tabemasuka? – What kinds of food do you usually eat? 近くに良いレストランはありますか?-  Chikaku...

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