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2507, 2017

Choosing which language to learn and other hard questions

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I’m going to assume that you believe in the benefits of growing up in more than one language: I am going to pretend you already know the enormous value of improving memory, creativity, problem solving, cognitive reasoning and executive functioning.

I am going to assume that you do not want your child to be blind to the social differences of other cultures and languages, that you believe in raising them to embrace diversity and want them to be adaptable, culturally sensitive little people.

 

That being said, even if we can all agree on the value and importance of raising a child in […]

607, 2017

Compelling research and the benefits of multilingualism

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We are a monolingual family speaking only English in our home, however, having travelled extensively and lived abroad for many years we have seen first-hand the unique benefits that multilingual people have, particularly the children of multilingual families, and desperately wanted that for our own children.

Inspired by a book called ‘Growing Up In Three Languages’ written by Dr Wang Xiaolei, a Chinese linguist married to a Swiss French man and living in USA – we have followed the principals she lays out in the development of her own children’s language abilities, and endeavoured to create an environment (and people) where […]