DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF
MULTILINGUAL STORYTELLING

Mantra Lingua, a London based independent publishing company, brings stories to life through beautiful, engaging illustrations, innovative audio solutions and interactive learning experiences.

Our bilingual books, e-books and learning resources will appeal to children, parents and teachers. With 65+ languages, find products that suit you, whatever your budget.
 

BOOKS

Bilingual books help foster a love of reading and give families opportunities to read and learn together. Research shows that bilingual children have better thinking and reasoning skills as they need to be more flexible in understanding language.

“Once a child is bilingual, they often find it easier to learn other languages or to learn to read. So in fact, encouraging families to maintain their home language can help give a child the best start in life.”
– Bilingualism matters, Bilingual Policy 2016

What are dual language books in Japanese?

Dual language books in Japanese (or DLBs for short, as they are sometimes known) are books in which the whole book is written in two languages throughout, in as close a translation as possible. In many cases, the content of the dual language book or story is written in one language on one side of the open book, and the Japanese language on the other side. The pictures allow you to see the Japanese language used in context, as well as breaking up the text. In recent years, however, improved computer technology means that electronic dual language books, or ebooks, have appeared, meaning language learners can dip into libraries on computer, tablet, and Smartphone. In some cases, the dual language book is also accompanied by sound files in Japanese, so that not only can learners see the words, they can also hear the correct pronunciation. You could argue that dictionaries are dual language books, although in practice most dual language books tell a story or impart information in Japanese. You may also sometimes hear them described in Japanese as parallel texts although these are also sometimes used to transpose an older type of language into modern words, as with Chaucer or medieval French.
The video shows our award winning PENpal digital device that brings audio in different languages to printed books. This tool supports children’s listening and speaking skills. Our bilingual books are enhanced by the PENpal but can work independently of it.

Mantra Lingua’s bilingual books are a stimulating way for children to learn English whilst maintaining their home language. Choose from our huge range of titles in English and your home language.

EBOOKS FOR INDIVIDUALS


The Mantra Lingua ebooklub contains over 500 dual language books covering 37 different languages which can be enjoyed anywhere. The ever-growing library of 31 titles covers multiple genres including folk tales: Goldilocks, Three Billy Goats Gruff; Myths: Pandora’s Box; and contemporary tales: Keeping Up With Cheetah, Lima’s Red Hot Chilli, amongst others.


Each ebook contains text and narration in both languages, making the stories ideal for those new to English or learning another language. The titles in our ebooklub can be purchased individually or as a collective, grouped by language.

Additionally all ebooks contain follow-on activities including audio flash cards, matching pairs, label the parts, sequencing the story and a video questionnaire. An animated video of each story is provided in English with teachers notes available online for ideas and storyboards.

EBOOKS FOR SCHOOLS

1 MONTH

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