24 Jan Is Bilingualism Really An Advantage?
Furthering our learning of language development in our children, our weekly Parent Topic is on bilingualism. Please review this fascinating and recent article from The New Yorker – Is Bilingualism Really An Advantage? It is remarkable that in the first half of the 20th century, experts thought that bilingualism put a child at a disadvantage academically. Today, parents are urged to enroll toddlers in French, Spanish and Chinese classes and bilingual elementary schools! Take pause. Does learning more than one language really help the developing brain?