Kids in LingoLateral Partnerships learn and teach each other's language, backed and mentored by their parents. Learn more here.
Their match is based on the competences, wishes and ambitions of both sides, it is always a fair give-and-take deal between families who want more than language learning support. They want to dive into their partners' culture, lifestyle, national history, regional traditions and more. However, the language exchange is fundamental.
Most families follow our recommendation to involve the kids' teachers, class and schools from an early stage on.
LingoLateral language training gives kids a lot more than just a chance to practice!
It gives them good reasons WHY they should bother through real life hands-on experience, makes them fluent a lot faster, gives them the added bonus of international connectivity at an early age and makes them more open minded towards other cultures, nationalities and ways of life.
Every family eager to learn can join. We strongly support partnerships which involve teachers and connect schools.
The advantages are powerful for both sides:
* This connection helps create a healthy balance
between the language as spoken in daily life and
the standards the curriculum aims for.
* It gives kids the chance to share actively with their
peers and let them participate.
* Teachers can take the lead and initiate video chats,
book exchanges, joint homework tasks and projects
both in and beyond language lessons.
* Very popular in all age groups is project work in
music, geography and history lessons.
Teachers who enjoy the lively cooperation with another school through a student's partnership create the greatest synergies!
We invite you to participate!
Do you want to give your students a real incentive?
Hand out an annual prize to your best or most engaged student. Give them a membership voucher to join Global Natives so that they can become the LingoLateral contact student of your class! Let them connect your students with a class abroad matching your academic requirements and your curriculum.
Thousands of classes world wide are already
partnering through a classmate and get all
the benefits of cooperating internationally.
To join Global Natives is a family decision.
The prize gives them free membership for a year.
There are no costs, no obligations and no red tape
for the school.
You can apply for up to three prize vouchers per class and year. These vouchers are worth € 192,- each (2018).
They entitle your students to all the benefits of a Global Native family membership including access to all available grant programs (50% of all membership fees go into grants for members' kids).
Just let us know your plans and we mail you detailed information. And we are always open for new ideas!