Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bilingual Language Development Myths

Unfortunately, many erroneous beliefs still persist with regard to language acquisition in bilingual children. Sometimes parents are discouraged from raising a child with more than one language. They're told it can lead to confusion and speech delays, or that they've missed the window of opportunity.

The following infographic was created to help dispel these myths and to encourage practices that promote multilingualism.

Learning a language doesn't have to be a chore. But introducing a second language to your children does require some kind of structure and, most important, consistency, whether it's through day-to-day conversation or formal instruction. The idea is to expose them to language learning in meaningful and interesting ways that are connected to real life.

Here are the most common myths – and the real story behind raising a child to be bilingual.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...