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More on the benefits of bilingualism!

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Sciencedaily.com published an article yesterday about the benefits of bilingualism that researchers from the University of Strathclyde uncovered in their recent study that can be found in the International Journal of Bilingualism. One of the researchers, Dr. F. Lauchlan, says the following about the study, “Our study has found that [bilingualism] can have demonstrable benefits,…

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Bilingual Children’s Story on Youtube

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Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders is a children’s book author. He writes in English and in Spanish! One of his stories “Laughing Day/El Día Para Reír” is available online for everyone to enjoy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_NHkZs1K24g#!]

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Bilingualism in the News: Raising Bilingual Children

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This article from Chieftain.com describes some of the rewards and challenges of raising bilingual children, following the story of a Japanese-American family living in Tokyo. Some of the tips include 1) celebrating the holidays of both cultures, 2) making friends with speakers of both languages. Have fun with your bilingual child(ren)!

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Washington Post reports on the benefits of bilingualism

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Here is yet another article about the cognitive benefits of having a bilingual brain from the Washington Post. This article describes numerous studies that describe the many and diverse benefits to knowing 2 (or more) languages!

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More Benefits of Bilingualism: Attention and Working Memory Boosts

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The Atlantic wrote an article summing up a Northwestern University study that tested attention and working memory in both monolinguals and bilinguals. The two groups listened to speech against both a quiet and a noisy background. Bilinguals were better than monolinguals at encoding the language sounds against a noisy background because their brains build themselves…

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