Thank you so much 郭荭媛 for recording our Chinese version of Marco Book 1
郭荭媛 HongYuan Guo known as Audrey also typeset all the pin-yin for me for the printed book version of Marco Book 1. If you want to learn to read some simple Chinese then you can hear Audrey and read this in Pin Yin and Mandarin and directly compare it to the English, Spanish, Polish, Maltese, Czech, Croatian, Serbian/Cyrillic and BrazilianPortuguese editions!
Example tracks from Spanish Audio book for Marco BK 1 (all language versions of Marco book 1 are practically identical for cross-reference purposes)
The audio CD of Marco Book 1 is to help for good accent acquisition or for translation purposes, not to teach reading to the first-language speaking child. First, introduce the first 4 flash cards slowly to your child/yourself and then read them on the simple sentences pages all by yourself. These pages will NEVER have words on them that have not already been introduced by using the flash cards of target words. Listen now, to the first track of simple reading sentences from the CD
Now listen to the example of first 4 pages of Marco Book 1 story for paired reading using the first 4 target words. Be a word detective find the target words already learned in the story of Marco and read these words out loud. either with your adult helper pausing at them or along with the Audio CD if your helper does not read this language fluently. Just four pages at a time is recommended. By the end of the book 25% of all written English will have been introduced with an equivalent proportion in all the other languages.
My Brazilian Belles Suzy Ferreira Evans e Izabel Florence
What a great evening recording audio Marco Book 1 in Brazilian Portuguese and so quick! Well done to both of you – European Portuguese next guys!
Marco’s new home in Poland!
Marco loves all children and especially likes to be cuddled! We hope these children are enjoying “Snory Bear” which is an original version of their own Polish traditional song about a brown bear, sung by Annabelle Brown.
Misha’s first song debut! (she is the one gurgling!)
Mirjana Batinić makes her singing debut!
With a little help from her friends!!!!
Thank you both for the three days of being with Misha – it was a privilege and when she gets back from Croatia I am still expecting her to say Mama! We love the gurgles on the Croatian
Mario Sammut Richard Brown and Mirjana Batinić
Mouse song and will send you a CD with them on! Well done Mario you are an electronic genius.
Welcome to Teo
6.56 am this morning UK time. Well done Ania and her husband we all wish you well and look forward to meeting Teo and giving him the cuddly bus we promised him last December!
Thank you Magdalena Wach-Sowa
Just added a picture of Richard and Margaret in a 2008 before we started working for our current employers and the ravages of time!
We are grateful for your translation of the Polish webpage and I am sure Ania Caplin is as well as she is very very busy on preparations for another event very shortly!
It was also great to talk to Maciej JR yesterday and I hope your family enjoy our website! Do contact us using the contact page
Best wishes and thanks from the Marco the Malta Bus team
Margaret Richard Angele and Malcolm
Meet Marco’s latest recording stars
Suzanne and Natalie Coyle
Thank you both so much for giving up your Saturday afternoon to record Čížečku, čížečku with your Mother Marie. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope you had as much fun as we did. We also hope this will encourage you to learn Czech as it is a lovely language and you are so lucky to have someone to learn it from!
The Spanish version of Marco now recorded by Marta Pequeño
Thank you Marta for all the work you did for us on our website etc. Also thanks to Nicola who provided the original translation and scheme in Spanish. The multi-talented Marta ( graduate from East 15 Acting School) also performs a one-woman show called “Lola” which we saw in a competition in London. She is so very, very funny in her show. How lucky we are to have such a talented lady on our team.
Looking forward to Book 2!
Grateful thanks from the Marco Team
Margaret, Angele, Richard and Malcolm