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Three Benefits of Being Bilingual in Today's Society

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Three Benefits of Being Bilingual in Today's Society

Across the world, it is becoming more and more common to know multiple languages. In fact, people who are bilingual now outnumber those who aren't. In the majority of the developed countries [instead of "large countries"] like the United States, UK  or France, where bilingual education is not mandatory, this may seem surprising.

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Moving Away From a Monolingual United States with Bilingual Education

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Moving Away From a Monolingual United States with Bilingual Education

Though the majority of states have individually declared English their official language, the United States as a nation does not have an official language. English has become a cultural default. Recent trends are pointing to a steady decrease in the number of people who only know English. 

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The Model of One-Parent-One-Language for Bilingual Learning

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In homes where parents are introducing their children to two languages, there are certain strategies that can be implemented to promote bilingual learning. One of these is the concept of one-parent-one-language. This is particularly useful in homes where parents have different native tongues. Say one parent is from the US and the other is from France. The idea is that the US parent will exclusively speak to the child in English. The other will exclusively speak to the child in French. This way, the child is exposed to both languages from an early age. It’s important to balance bilingual learning....

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How Picture Books Can Encourage Early Bilingual Learning

Posted by Yona Eckstein on

To some, literary bilingual education may seem impossible to begin before a child is able to read. This isn’t the case.

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Bilingual Child Development

Posted by Yona Eckstein on

Did you know that 20% of children in the United States speak a language outside of English? In the United States, there are more than 60 million people, aged 5 and over, speaking a language other than English at home?

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