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Mind your language

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Saving the mother tongues of Thailand

Tags: Bilingualism · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education

Multilingual Education in Timor Leste – supporting mother tongues

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Timor Leste mother tongue programs

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Speech delay in bilingual kids?

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments

A speech therapist’s perspective

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Mother tongues at school

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Don’t just speak English, teachers told

Thanks to Avery Udagawa for this article.

Tags: Bilingualism · Diversity · Multilingualism · Native Language and Education · Native Language at ISB · Native Language Teachers

The amazing benefits of being bilingual

February 8th, 2017 · No Comments

…being bilingual

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More good news on being bilingual

February 7th, 2017 · No Comments

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

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What I’m reading…..

January 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Raguenaud, V. (2009) Bilingual by Choice. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Wang, X-L (2008) Growing up with Three Languages. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters

Tokuhama-Espinosa, T (2003) The Multilingual Mind. London: Praeger

Tags: Bilingualism · Books · Mother tongue at home · Multilingualism

Want an engaged brain?

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

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Is bilingualism for everybody?

January 10th, 2017 · No Comments

At risk learners and bilingualism – interesting paper.

This paper focuses on bilingualism and the following three categories:


  • Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): SLI refers to the presence of a language learning impairment in the absence of impairments in nonverbal intelligence, frank neurological difficulties, hearing problems, and oral-motor structure and function difficulties. SLI is also sometimes referred to as Language Impairment, Developmental Language Disorders, and Primary Language Impairment.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): ASD is a disorder of social interactions accompanied by restricted repetitive behaviors and often, but not always, is associated with intellectual disability and/or language impairments.
  • Down syndrome (DS): DS is a chromosomal disorder usually resulting in moderate ID, language impairment, and physiological, anatomical and health anomalies.  

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Bilingualism – benefits

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

The advantages of being bilingual

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