Latest Official bilingualism in Canada Stories
The symposium is a collaboration between the Literacy and Multilingual Studies Department of Mercy College and the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE). (PRWEB)
Learning a second language could do more than help a child travel internationally: It could completely change the way they look at life—according to a new study from Concordia University in Montreal.
Bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who only speak a single language, and a new study tells us that speaking more than one language is also good for the brain.
New research indicates that for kids growing up in bilingual homes, language mixing can present short-term challenges for language acquisition and long-term benefits for cognition.
The proficiency that a bilingual person has of both languages, the context in which he speaks them or unconscious changes in their use are the factors that make people who speak Spanish and Catalan switch from one language to another.
A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages.
How do people who speak more than one language keep from mixing them up?
There are numerous benefits of being bilingual such as an improvement in linguistic and meta linguistic abilities as well as betterment of cognitive flexibility such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities and general reasoning.
Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium.
It may not be obvious, but hearing two languages regularly during pregnancy puts infants on the road to bilingualism by birth.
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