How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

Those who know more than one language have a competitive edge. The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA Ester J de Jong, University of Florida There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the […]

¿De dónde eres?

English Translation Below: Por Erica Mirochnik, Creadora de Mamás por el mundo Mamasporelmundo.com Facebook.com/Mamasporelmundo   Una de las preguntas más frecuentes que les hacen a mis hijos, y a muchos otros niños también es “¿de dónde eres?” Para la mayoría de los niños esto es algo sencillo de responder. Para los míos es algo más complejo. La […]

Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows

Exposing babies to multiple languages can help them detect differences in musical sounds from an early age. Written by: Liquan Liu, Western Sydney University Exposure to multiple languages may sharpen infants’ music sensitivity in the first year after birth, new research has found. Compared to infants learning one language (monolinguals), those who grow up with more […]

Bilinguals: The Talented Workforce for the 21st Century

Human Capital Investment: Employees who speak more than one language are becoming increasingly important in our workforce.  A recent report by New American Economy shows that the demand for bilingual jobs posted on online search engines have more than doubled over the past 5 years.  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that Translators and Interpreters will […]

You too could be multilingual – it’s just about unlocking the skills inside

Christopher Timothy McGuirk, University of Central Lancashire Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language. For many readers it was probably French, German or Spanish at school. I was one of those considered lucky enough to be “good at languages” and I studied all three. Like me though, I imagine you can […]

Raising A Bilingual Child: Fears, Myths, and the Importance of the Mother Tongue

Raising a child brings amazing rewards as well as tremendous anxiety.  Parents can easily feel overwhelmed with the bombardment of high-stakes competitiveness in education and sports while having access to fewer traditional safety nets such as external family support to help with the burden of childcare.  Immigrant families are likely to experience an even higher level of anxiety […]

Getting a job using your second language

Article Contributor: Lic. Vanessa Fardi, Team Leader US/ LATAM,  NEUVOO (An international online job search company) Sigue abajo para encontrar el artículo en español. Knowing other languages ​​in a world that, thanks to globalization, has forced people to be bilingual and almost makes them forget their mother tongue, definitely comes in handy when looking for a new […]

Speaking in tongues: the many benefits of bilingualism

  Teresa Parodi, University of Cambridge We live in a world of great linguistic diversity. More than half of the world’s population grows up with more than one language. There are, on the other hand, language communities that are monolingual, typically some parts of the English-speaking world. In this case, bilingualism or multilingualism can be […]