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Cross-Cultural TV: 8 Kids’ Educational Series from Around the World

Cross cultural tv for kids bilingual cartoons collageMy friend, Naoko, once told me that she learned to speak English well from watching soap operas.

I might have been surprised, except that I knew my own Japanese language skills improved thanks to the Japanese dramas that I watched. Hearing native speaker use language in a context you can understand is a great way to learn.

The soap opera equivalent for kids is a cartoon. The kids don't have to understand everything that’s said to have fun watching, and it's great exposure to natural language and culture.

Nowadays, it’s easy to find kids' cartoons from around the world on the web. Here are eight of my favorites to watch in their original language.

>First: French - Caillou and Trotro 

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