Dual-language education has enormous potential. Why? Because our children are part of a world that is shrinking and in which languages serve as pathways to understanding others around the globe, as well as understanding who we are.
Language Magazine, “The Future of Education is in Two Languages” // Read Full Article
The United States will have the biggest population of Spanish speakers in the world after Mexico by 2060.
El País, “Number of Spanish speakers worldwide soars to 572 million” // Read Full Article
Young children being raised bilingual have to follow social cues to figure out which language to use with which person and in what setting. As a result, bilingual children as young as age 3 have demonstrated a head start on tests of perspective-taking and theory of mind — both of which are fundamental social and emotional skills.
npr Ed, “6 Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education” // Read Full Article
Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual, that those who speak only one language are not exploiting their full potential?
The Guardian, “Why Being Bilingual Works Wonders for your Brain” // Read Full Article