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There's Even More Scientific Proof Bilingual Kids Are Smarter

There's Even More Scientific Proof Bilingual Kids Are Smarter | Bilingual | Scoop.it
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Citizens of the World: The Multilingual Child and Adult: Dr. Edwin Gerard at TEDxCulverCity

Dr. Gerard was born in Los Angeles into a four-generation household who spoke several languages daily. His parents spoke five each, his grandparents an
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The amazing thing being bilingual does to your brain

The amazing thing being bilingual does to your brain | Bilingual | Scoop.it
The difference between the brains of bilingual and monolingual children can be seen as early as 11 months of age, a study has found. Bilingual children showed more activity in areas of the brain related to 'executive function', which...
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Babies of Bilingual Parents Have High Functioning Brains

Babies of Bilingual Parents Have High Functioning Brains | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, research has demonstrated the cerebral benefit of bilingualism among adults. Studies have shown that being bilingual is associated with
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Fun Languages - Australia - "What Language Do You Think In?" - An Interview Part 2

Fun Languages - Australia - "What Language Do You Think In?" - An Interview Part 2 | Bilingual | Scoop.it
The second in our interview series on being bilingual and what that means to the children who attend our Fun Languages lessons and their parents.
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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli | Bilingual | Scoop.it
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
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Yan Luo's curator insight, April 8, 2016 7:56 PM
Have a brighter brain by picking up a second language!
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Francois Grosjean - Myths about bilingualism bilingualism

Francois Grosjean, François Grosjean, Grosjean, psycholinguistics, language processing, bilingualism, biculturalism, sign language, aphasia, applied linguistics, BIMOLA, language processing in aphasics, prosodic structures, second language grammar checking, Life with two languages, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
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Bilingual Education Promotes Psychology, Diversity

Bilingual Education Promotes Psychology, Diversity | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Learning a second language helps children grow up with reduced essentialist beliefs and prejudice. At the same time, it strengthens their creative and cognitive performance.

Via Jocelyn Stoller, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The 5 Biggest Sacrifices I’ve Made to Raise Bilingual Children

The 5 Biggest Sacrifices I’ve Made to Raise Bilingual Children | Bilingual | Scoop.it
The bilingual journey can bring many benefits to children and their families, but sacrifices must be made in order to reap them.
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Comment: Bilinguals have stronger, faster brains than the rest of us

Comment: Bilinguals have stronger, faster brains than the rest of us | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Now, thanks to two recent studies, there is evidence that language-learning actually sharpens your brain by changing its mechanics.

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The Effects of Native Bilingualism

The Effects of Native Bilingualism | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Native bilingualism happens when a child learns two first languages.
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7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language | Bilingual | Scoop.it
It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing.
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Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money?

Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money? | Bilingual | Scoop.it
A recent article in the New York Times (linked below) synthesizes several studies about people who speak several languages fluently. I am relatively confident that the ability to converse in more than one language adds to your human capital, increasing the likelihood of earning more money over time. There are some surveys that show that bilingual individuals are valued as employees more than those who speak only one languages and are compensated accordingly, but I'm not aware of any research stu
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Guide to raising bilingual children [infographic]

Guide to raising bilingual children [infographic] | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic about raising bilingual children, courtesy of Shane Whelan from ULearn.
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This is the best time to become bilingual, according to brain science

This is the best time to become bilingual, according to brain science | Bilingual | Scoop.it
A study has examined the brain activity of mono- and bilingual children.
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Does being bilingual really improve your brain?

Does being bilingual really improve your brain? | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Are the cognitive benefits of being bilingual as extensive as previously claimed?
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The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Yet another benefit to speaking multiple languages.
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Fun Languages - Australia - "What Language Do You Think In?" - An Interview

Fun Languages - Australia - "What Language Do You Think In?" - An Interview | Bilingual | Scoop.it

Fun language lessons for children in Melbourne. We thought it would be a great way to share our passion for learing another language with you, by asking some of our Fun Languages students a little bit about theirs! 

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Mapping the Bilingual Brain

Mapping the Bilingual Brain | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Chris Berube -- intrepid Radiolab intern, and monolinguist -- sets aside his ego to delve into a listener's question about intelligence and speaking more than one language.
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Fun Languages - Australia - Do You Know Your Multilingual Facts From Fiction? Take The Quiz

Fun Languages - Australia - Do You Know Your Multilingual Facts From Fiction? Take The Quiz | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Bilinguals are not just two monolinguals in one person
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits Of Bilingual Education

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits Of Bilingual Education | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Bilingual Education Holds Cognitive, Social And Health Benefits (INFOGRAPHIC)
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Speaking Two Languages Is Better Than Sudoku For Your Brain

Speaking Two Languages Is Better Than Sudoku For Your Brain | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Being bilingual is good exercise for the brain, study finds. It aids in cognitive performance, and may even help ward off Alzheimer's and dementia, researchers say.
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The Benefits of Bilingualism

The Benefits of Bilingualism | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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Variety makes you (mentally) fit

Variety makes you (mentally) fit | Bilingual | Scoop.it
FOR years, researchers in bilingualism have been touting striking findings about how bilingualism affects the brain. Two of the most memorable involve “executive...
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Bilingual children's noise advantage

Bilingual children's noise advantage | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Children fluent in two languages are better at learning in noisy classrooms than pupils who speak just one, research finds.
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