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Learning A Foreign Language- 3 Great Ways To Improve Your Skills

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As we begin to recognize the many benefits associated with bilingualism in today’s society, many have decided to take on the challenge of learning a second for themselves or their child. And while there are many methods to fluency, here are three of our favorite ways of learning a foreign language.

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Bilingual Children’s Books For Adult Learners

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We can't advocate enough about the many benefits of learning a second language as a child. But what if you wanted to take on the challenge as an adult? How do you get started? What materials should you use? Well, how about bilingual children's books? Bilingual Children's Books Are Great For All Ages It may come as a surprise, but adult learners can actually take advantage of the same resources as kids! Contrary to their name, bilingual children’s books provide the same benefits to children as adults. If you’re learning the basics of vocabulary and grammar, it makes sense to start...

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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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