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Welcome to Global Language Books, an Australian business servicing the needs of adults, children, parents, caregivers, childcare, schools, resource centres and libraries, specialising in the C.A.L.D. (Culturally and linguistically diverse) and the LOTE field.

With over 14 years experience in the service of LOTE library supply in both Australia and NZ, we feel sure you will be delighted with our range. We pride ourselves on our hands-on approach and customer service in a specialist supply field.

Orders accepted on-line. We are pleased to offer credit accounts to schools, however, we can only accept such orders when we are provide with your school's full details, including the official school order number and the name of the authorised purchaser.

Reading with your child at home, extracted from the NSW Department of Educations website; http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/gotoschool/a-z/readingtoyourchild.php

What you can do at home:
5. Read to your child in your first language - research shows that using your first language will help your child when he or she learns to read English.

The Benefits of Bilingualism.

Bilingualism enables the child to communicate with all members of the close and extended family as well as with friends. This helps to develop good family cohesion and building relationships. Bilingualism allows greater flexibility to choose a place to live and work.

Cultural Advantages: As language is part of the culture, bilingualism develops a broader cultural understanding and multicultural sensitivity, greater tolerance and social harmony.

Cognitive Advantages: Research shows that learning and use of more than one language

  • Enhances problem solving and analytical skills. Allows better formation of concepts,
  • Increases visual - social abilities
  • Furthers logical reasoning.
  • Supports cognitive flexibility.
  • Bilingualism also helps to.

Personal Advantages:

  • Stimulate creativity
  • raise self esteem
  • increase flexibility and adaptability
  • enhance interpersonal and social skills
  • develop greater social sensitivity.

Curriculum Advantages The understanding and development of concepts in more than one language allows the transfer of academic skills across the languages.
Bilingualism facilitates collaborative learning within a language-diverse environment. Languages can be chosen as a subject at school or university.

Displays of our collections are available at our showroom, at in-services, conferences, ESL and LOTE resource days depending on location and our availability. We welcome your enquiries for Library / ESL / LOTE, staffroom and child care centre displays in the Sydney metropolitan area by our sales consultants. Ask about our on-approval service.

It is our aim to bring you quality resources that share an exchange of ideas, philosophies, knowledge, stories and language. Not only do we have wonderful bilingual picture books for children, but also books in English that encourage inclusion for children of all abilities, concept books, board books, big books and books to love and share, please view our home page.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site.

Bilingual format titles include books in English with either: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Croatian, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Nepali, Punjabi, Polish, Patois, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba and MORE

Email your enquiry to sales@globallanguage.com.au or call our office on 02 9899 8943 for further assistance.

Bilingual Board Books
Chinese Lantern Festival Resources
EYLF Assessment - Early Years
Indigenous Resource Book
Interactive CDROM Language Learning
Bilingual Picture Books
NEW Bilingual Pict Dict (GREEK)
NEW Bilingual Picture Books
Samoan & Pacific Books
Vietnamese-English Folktales