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Early Reading in Spanish Helps Children Learn to Read English

A study has found that children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read English from kindergarten through fourth grade. Importantly, when the researchers factored in how well the students spoke English, it turned out that native language reading skills […]

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Brain’s Window for Language Learning Open until Adulthood

In a study of nearly 700,000 English speakers, researchers from Boston College, MIT and Harvard have discovered the optimal years to learn a second language extend to the cusp of adulthood.

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4 Reasons Your Child Should Learn a Second Language

Raising a bilingual child is an endeavor more parents should pursue. Instead of only focusing on your child's social interaction and comprehension skills, consider teaching your child to learn new words and phrases in a secondary language too.

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Babies Able to Process Two Languages, Research Study Finds

Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening...

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Ask Susan: Second Language Is Holding My Son Back

Please, I need some help. We speak English at home, as my husband is Scottish. I, however, come from a German family and wanted my children to attend a German school, where German is offered as a second language. My son is in currently in 4th grade, and is having a major problem with German...

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Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function

Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other desirable cognitive traits. Now new findings reveal that this bilingualism-related difference in brain activity is evident as early as 11 months of age...

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Bilingual Babies Learn Languages Faster than Monolingual Babies

Some parents may worry whether teaching their babies two languages concurrently will overburden their babies' minds, while some may wonder if babies get confused learning two very different languages from birth. These concerns are unfounded, according to the latest findings by psychologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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Tips on Learning a Second Language

Learning a second language is a good thing, as it improves brainpower. Learning a new language alters gray matter the same way exercise builds muscles. However, learning a second language can be really challenging and an obstacle in the road to success.

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