Bilingual kids ‘have better literacy and concentration’

19/05/2018

Good to share with your communities the amazing abilities of your multilingual kids found at https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/bilingual-kids-have-better-literacy-and-concentration-470409.html

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What is Mother Tongue? Do we Need to Redefine the Term?

19/05/2018

Read It’s time to rethink what’s meant by “mother tongue” education at https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-rethink-whats-meant-by-mother-tongue-education-96475  for an interesting view.


Americans Love Simple Solutions, but the ‘English All the Time’ Approach to Teaching ELL Students Doesn’t Actually Seem to Work Very Well

16/05/2018

Please spread the word and find more info at: https://www.the74million.org/article/williams-americans-love-simple-solutions-but-the-english-all-the-time-approach-to-teaching-ell-students-doesnt-actually-seem-to-work-very-well/


Multilingual Corner: 6 Tech Leaders Who Speak More Than One Language

14/05/2018

Look at the big names who master more than one language! Maybe it helped them to see issues from various perspectives and be more innovative? I can’t help to see a connection between languages and creativity and be thinking outside of the box. Read more at https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/6-tech-leaders-who-speak-more-than-one-language?bsc=tech-usa&btp=fb&utm_campaign=tech-usa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=organicpost


Bilingual Corner: Bilingual Kids Do Not Get Confused Speaking Two Languages

12/05/2018

All of us multilingual families raising multilingual families already knew this fact but please do share with your school communities. More at https://bilingualkidspot.com/2017/05/10/bilingual-kids-language-confusion-myth/


Bilingual Corner: Perceiving Time

10/05/2018

Yep, we know that people from different cultures can perceive time differently. This is the case even in my own family with us from different continents. Read more at https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bilingual-speakers-time-different-people-one-language-study-swedish-spanish-a7715146.html?cmpid=facebook-post

Good to know when working with international communities.


Lera Boroditsky: How language shapes the way we think | TED Talk

29/04/2018

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. “The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. “Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.”
— Read on www.ted.com/talks/lera_boroditsky_how_language_shapes_the_way_we_think/up-next


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