Why Bilinguals Experience the World Differently


Something to consider, link. Excerpt:

The reality is that sensory perception can be nudged, distorted, and radically transformed by anything from the languages we speak to the surrounding visual context–something that is dramatically illustrated by the strength of perceptual illusions. Like a virus, a well-designed illusion contains just the right combination of features to essentially hijack the “machinery” of the perceptual system, including learned heuristics and innate functions, and make it do what it always does – interpret sensory input based on (usually) reliable cues. Unlike a virus, perceptual illusions are generally harmless, and can even provide a glimpse into the inner workings of our minds. They can also shed light on how our personal experiences, such as experiences with different languages, shape how we perceive the world around us.


Secrets of bilingual parenting success


Biliteracy in children does not happen by accident. Much time and efforts go into teaching listening, speaking, writing, and reading in more than one language. What can parents do to foster the acquisition of all four skills? Read more here

Please Share: Bilingual Kids Do Not Get Confused Speaking Two Languages


Share this info especially with those colleagues who still believe in this falsehood. More at this link

Myths About Bilingualism


Many facts to learn from my favorite author in this area: via Myths About Bilingualism

Simultaneous Bilingualism


via Simultaneous Bilingualism, an excellent chart with the phases kids go through

Myths About Bilingualism


via Myths About Bilingualism

Check out the link to one of my favorite books about Bilingualism.

An Immigrant Story: It’s too late to raise my daughter bilingual and my guilt is immense


I raised my child bilingually and I can attest to the fact how much work and commitment it takes to do so. Read a mothers story here

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