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BBC London 94.9 - Sunny and Shay

BBC London 94.9 - Sunny and Shay | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Join Sunny and Shay Grewal on BBC London. (Do you speak your mother tongue at home? Is it important to learn the language your parents speak? We are talking...
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Bilingual children have a better “working memory” than monolingual children


Via Manuel F. Lara
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Grassroots multilingualism

Grassroots multilingualism | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Africa Town, Guangzhou (Source: ChinaSmack)
What does an urban middle-class male university graduate from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, have in common with a peasant woman with little education from a village in Sichuan?

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Raising bilingual children takes time, huge effort — and lotsa money

Raising bilingual children takes time, huge effort — and lotsa money | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
An American friend recently asked me a difficult question: How do you bring up a bilingual child?
She and her Japanese husband now have a 2-year-old son, and they are keen ...
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Excellent Opportunity For ESL Teacher Professional Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Excellent Opportunity For ESL Teacher Professional Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Excellent Opportunity For ESL Teacher Professional Development http://t.co/nEIVnbPY

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The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

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100 Days of Bilingualism – Week One

100 Days of Bilingualism – Week One | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Welcome back to 100 Days of Bilingualism! Each Monday you will receive a week’s worth of multilingual activities that you can do at home with your children.

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How the bilingual brain copes with aging: As brain power decreases, older adults find new ways to compute language

How the bilingual brain copes with aging: As brain power decreases, older adults find new ways to compute language | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

Older bilingual adults compensate for age-related declines in brainpower by developing new strategies to process language, according to a recent study published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition


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How cultures combine and blend in a person | Psychology Today

How cultures combine and blend in a person | Psychology Today | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

Bilinguals who are also bicultural By Francois Grosjean, Ph.D....


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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.


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Teaching and living with two or more languages | Psychology Today

The juggling act of language teachers By Francois Grosjean, Ph.D....


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Bilingual Youth: Language Demands of a Globalized Future - Huffington Post (blog)

Bilingual Youth: Language Demands of a Globalized Future - Huffington Post (blog) | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Bilingual Youth: Language Demands of a Globalized FutureHuffington Post (blog)Arguably, these kids possess skills that are of great value in an increasingly globalized and intercultural world: the ability to talk to and mediate between speakers of...

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Use Facebook to Study English

The average college student spends about 2 hours per day on Facebook. That may seem like a lot of time taken away from studying. However, you can actually use Facebook to study English!
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The Importance of Play in Raising #BilingualKids

The Importance of Play in Raising #BilingualKids | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
The benefits of teaching children two or more languages are immense and really the best gift you can give them. Research has proven that bilingual kids are be
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New language games!

New language games! | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Games are a great way to learn English. Our language games are not only for English language learners but also for native speakers who are addicted to word (New #language games!

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Planned Bilingualism: Five Questions to Consider

Planned Bilingualism: Five Questions to Consider | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Questions to ask when deciding to bring up a child bilingual
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World's languages are dying | UNESCO Languages of the world

World's languages are dying | UNESCO Languages of the world | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

"Experts say half of the world's 7,000 languages may be extinct by the end of this century. People lose the ability to speak their local language, as well as the cultural knowledge these languages hold, when they switch to global languages, such as English. "


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Raising My Bilingual Baby

Raising My Bilingual Baby | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
Is there any point in raising a bilingual baby? As the arrival of our firstborn draws near, I reason that it might not be such a bad thing.

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Making Homework Fun for Children in a 2nd Language – 10 minutes at a Time

Making Homework Fun for Children in a 2nd Language – 10 minutes at a Time | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it
By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: spiritinme Stories, games, music, conversations are all great ways to expose children to a 2nd language. Kids learn without really realizing that they are learning. They soak things up while having fun.

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Pursuing the Bilingual Edge: Teaching Children a Second Language

Pursuing the Bilingual Edge: Teaching Children a Second Language | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

No matter what your child rearing style, even if your family speaks only English on a daily basis, you can give your children the advantages of being bilingual by teaching them a second language.


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Code-switching Is Much More than Careless Mixing: Multilinguals Know the Rules! | Multilingual Living

Code-switching Is Much More than Careless Mixing: Multilinguals Know the Rules! | Multilingual Living | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Ed Yourdon The reactions a few weeks ago on the Multilingual Living Facebook page to the post Language Switching with...


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Multilingual are more creative: Sharjah study (As posted in The National)

Multilingual are more creative: Sharjah study (As posted in The National) | EAL and Mother Tongue | Scoop.it

As an employee at Brainscape and a bit of a language geek, I often feel dissatisfied by the fact that I only speak two languages.


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