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Teachers don't always know best - bilinguals at school

Teachers don’t always know best – bilinguals at school

What to do if a teacher tells you that your daughter’s progress at school is hampered by the use of the minority language at home? How to react if the school thinks that you are making her learning more difficult by insisting on her becoming bilingual? Hearing comments like this is worrying – you do […]

Bilinguals have a sharper focus

Bilinguals have a sharper focus

No, I am not saying that you can see better if you speak more than one language – there are many advantages to being bilingual, however a better eye sight is sadly not one of them. What I am saying though, is that bilinguals can on average concentrate better than monolinguals. The Canadian neuroscientist Ellen […]