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Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Nov. 10

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La Doppia Vita from Language Magazine — A thorough article by our very own expert, Simona Montanari, about the proven benefits of dual language immersion education through the lens of the own Italian-English program she helped get started in Los Angeles. Born To Be Bilingual by François Grosjean from Life as a Bilingual — A letter written by the esteemed Prof. Grosjean on the birth of his first grandchild. Congratulation to him and his family and what a lucky little baby thisRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Oct. 12

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Study Suggests that Learning a Language Can Make Your Brain Grow from The New York Daily News — More proof that learning a new language is a great way to keep the brain healthy! 5 Cool Places to Learn a Foreign Language Abroad by CNN — Too bad I already speak Spanish because all of this sound absolutely fascinating. Maybe I should check out the option that will allow me to learn Italian? 8 Things We Love About Being in a Spanish Immersion School from MamiRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 15

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It’s obvious that summer is right around the corner because it was a bit of a slow week in terms of news in the world of bilingualism. What we did find, though, is definitely worth reading: Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial from the Washington Post — The majority of the info in this article is not totally new, but I like that it’s all together in one place and written in a way that isRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 8

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It feels like a really long time since we’ve done this, but since bilingualism is becoming more and more prevalent in the news, we’ve decided to bring it back. The idea is to gather all the links related to bilingualism, bilingual education, Latino culture and anything related to raising bilingual and bicultural kids in one post every week so you don’t have to go searching for them yourselves. All you have to do is come to SpanglishBaby at the endRead More ...

Why Raise Bilingual Children?

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It Can´t Hurt I never really questioned whether or not Vanessa would grow up bilingual. As far as I knew, we would talk to her in our first language, Spanish, from the moment she was born. English, I figured, she would pick up from her surroundings – we live in Colorado – and eventually in preschool. In fact, the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that I want Vanessa to be multilingual. It can’t hurt. ItRead More ...

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