Multilingual Digital Storytelling

Multilingual Digital Storytelling

This project grew out of a request for multilingual storytelling as part of the Gaithersburg, Maryland Book Festival. The idea was for individuals to share their love of language by telling children’s stories in a variety of languages. Since that event has gone virtual, we have begun to collect audio and video stories in many languages to share with you here. We welcome your contributions. Use our Contact Form to offer your own storytelling talents.

Choose a language and a story below:

Arabicعربى
Arabic
عربى

A rabbit begins to appreciate what he already has.

Chinese中文
Bosnian
Bosanski

The five part tale of Hedgy the Hedgehog.

Japanese日本語
Chinese
中文

Explore Chinese with three short stories.

KlingontlhIngan Hol
Finnish
Suomen kieli

A two part story of the disagreements between a man and his wife.

MayanMaya
Japanese
日本語
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A girl’s incredible furoshiki (wrapping cloth) saves the day.

SpanishEspañol
Klingon
tlhIngan Hol

Learn or practice the Star Trek Language with various stories.

PortugesePortuguês
Latin
Latine

A city mouse and a country mouse gain new perspectives.

SerbianСрпски
Mayan
Maya

Ancient Mayan Tale of how birds got their names, told in Spanish.

Ukrainianукраїнська мова
Portuguese
Português

Tale of Iara the Mermaid and her adventures under the sea.

YorubaÈdè Yorùbá
Serbian
Српски

Tale about the Emperor, collected by Vuk Karadzic (1874).

Yu’pikЮпикские народы
Spanish
Español

The story of a special doll and her pet with yellow eyes.

Your Language?
Ukrainian
українська мова

Explore Ukrainian with various folktales.

YorubaÈdè Yorùbá
Yoruba
Èdè Yorùbá

Yoruba folktales about nature and family.

Yu’pikЮпикские народы
Yu’pik
Юпикские народы

Story about extreme weather.

Your Language?
Your Language?

Interested in sharing a story? We welcome your contributions.