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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Bilingual | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:06 AM

Geography resources

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This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

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De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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In which language do polyglots think?

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Interesting question... For me it depends very much on what I am thinking about. So I would say: in the language appropriate for the topic. We've just moved back to the Netherlands after more than 16 years in the UK. I became a teacher trainer in the UK and when I'm in a school or talk about education I think in English. My vocabulary is English is so much wider in this area, as it is not something I have spoken about as much in Dutch. Although Dutch is my native language.

I've applied for a job in a Dutch school and am sure that this situation will change soon, once I am in a Dutch teaching environment and add Dutch vocabulary related to education. So, I'm sure that soon I will switch languages when thinking about education. So the answer to this question will remain the same: the language most relevant for the situation. I won't think in Dutch when speaking with Spanish friends.

Occasionally when I'm stuck for words I might have to go through all 3 languages to find the right word. When I was teaching Spanish in England, I sometimes had to go through Dutch to find the translation, but usually would go from English to Spanish or vise versa, without a problem. 
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I am a triangle and other tips for repatriation -

I am a triangle and other tips for repatriation - | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Tips for repatriation and a discussion about what happens to expats when they return home (or move to new cultures/countries)
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This makes so much sense! I'm some sort of triangle/star too. The first time I came back "home" I definitely was a triangle. After more living abroad and more experiences, I'm now more of a star and feel so much more at home again in my own country. Stars are closer to circles than triangles ;-)
 
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Multilingual parenting - families with bilingual children

Multilingual parenting - families with bilingual children | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Tips, advice and stories for parents raising bilingual children in multilingual families.
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Beneficios del Bilingüismo - Language4you Blog

Beneficios del Bilingüismo - Language4you Blog | Bilingual | Scoop.it
El bilingüismo estimula y potencia las habilidades cognitivas de nuestro cerebro
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Francois Grosjean - Blog

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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This looks very interesting. Blog about biligualism
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How being bilingual rewires your brain

How being bilingual rewires your brain | Bilingual | Scoop.it
We know that being bilingual has cognitive benefits. But now, research suggests that it can fundamentally alter the structure of your brain.
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Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Flipping from one language to another can reveal a whole new you.
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Two languages, two personalities?

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How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Research shows that experience in other countries makes us more flexible, creative, and complex thinkers.
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Only slightly related to bi-lingualism, but more proof that multi-culturalism is good for you! ;-)

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Paddy Ashdown: ‘Learning six languages has changed my life’

Paddy Ashdown: ‘Learning six languages has changed my life’ | Bilingual | Scoop.it
From speaking Malay as a young marine, to offending his Chinese teacher with unfortunate translations, Paddy shares the twists and turns of his language adventures
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Español en casa: consejos para que tus hijos sean bilingües

Español en casa: consejos para que tus hijos sean bilingües | Bilingual | Scoop.it
"Aquí se habla español": la importancia de hablar español en casa
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It's never too early for children to learn a second language, say experts

It's never too early for children to learn a second language, say experts | Bilingual | Scoop.it
It's never too early for infants to begin learning a second language as it can greatly improve cognitive skills later in life, visiting experts tell Mabel Sieh
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Initial Bilingual Development: One Language or Two? | Du | Asian Social Science

Initial Bilingual Development: One Language or Two?
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Article about early bi-lingualism. Code mixing etc.

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Readers who lost fluency in their language

Readers who lost fluency in their language | Bilingual | Scoop.it
BBC readers share their own stories of ex-pat language loss and confusion
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Some of the remarks sounds very familiar... After living in Mexico for a year, my (native) Dutch was very rusty. I found myself wanting to express things the way I did in Mexico with Dutch words and that just did not work.

Now a similar thing happens with English. The hardest thing always is to express something that happened in one language in another, because translations just don't work. That's also why it is so difficult to talk about work. But a few days back with people who use the words you need and everything falls back into place... (usually)

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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 (o

 
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The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Issue 30: Identity - Nautilus

The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Issue 30: Identity - Nautilus | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without preparation and without consulting anyone.…
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The linguistic genius of babies

The linguistic genius of babies | Bilingual | Scoop.it
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. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
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Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Does the language you speak change your view of the world? | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different way
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What being bilingual can do for your brain

What being bilingual can do for your brain | Bilingual | Scoop.it
This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.
We live in a world of great linguistic diversity. More than half of the world’s population grows up with more than on
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Panos Athanasopoulos says bilinguals view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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People Who Are Bilingual Are Smart, Creative And Better Lovers

People Who Are Bilingual Are Smart, Creative And Better Lovers | Bilingual | Scoop.it
I love you, te amo, 我爱你.
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Bilingualism makes you a better lover... take that! The arguments do actually back up the statement, so have a read ;-)

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Memory, Language, and Bilingualism Theoretical and Applied Approaches | Cognition | Cambridge University Press

Memory, Language, and Bilingualism Theoretical and Applied Approaches | Cognition | Cambridge University Press | Bilingual | Scoop.it
The updated second edition of the only handbook to offer a comprehensive analysis of research and theory in the field of multimedia learning.
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How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Research suggests that speaking another language fluently changes what you pay attention to and how you remember events. But some say the idea that language can make you see and think differently is overblown.
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Being Bilingual: Issues for Cross-Language Research | Temple | Journal of Research Practice

Being Bilingual: Issues for Cross-Language Research | Temple | Journal of Research Practice | Bilingual | Scoop.it
Being Bilingual: Issues for Cross-Language Research
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Interesting article about bilingual researchers

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