3 Advantages of Hiring a Bilingual Candidate

This post was submitted by contributor: Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO, Team Leader US/CA/LATAM, Email: vanessa@neuvoo.com. Having bilingual employees in the workforce can only bring benefits to the company. Studies have shown that bilingual people are good at multitasking and have excellent communication skills. Any company looking to expand or to have global reach should have at […]

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 […]

Meet Mr. Roscoe Overton, Sr., a Diligent Force for Bilingual Education for All

During our first meeting, Mr. Overton explained to me how he has learned to redefine himself many times throughout the various stages in his life.  Mr. Roscoe Overton, Sr. is from a well known and well respected African American family with a long lineage in Austin, TX.  Even an elementary school in North East Austin, […]

5 Tips for Using Bilingual Books in the Classroom & Home

Bilingual books are a great resource for bridging two different languages. They offer educators the chance to teach students in the school language while providing a tool for home language development and parental involvement among dual language families. Studies have shown that supporting a child’s home language is very important for enhancing academic performance, even […]