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Language Development and Second Language Acquisition

Dear Parents,

Recently topics like language development and second language acquisition are well discussed within the educational scientific community.

To help you to get your own picture about different positions, methods and opinions we upload regularly texts and links to attractive homepages.

Your Editorial

 

What parents want to know about foreign language immersion programs shows this article:

http://www.spielsprachschule.com/media/kinderecke/0304fortune.pdf

  

Have babies super human language skills? Here you will find the answer to this question and on how language development emerges in the first years.

Critical Period and Bilingual Children

 

The „Arbeitskreis Neue Erziehung“ offers information for parents  to different topics in different languages. Topics are not only based on the issue of language development. They try to cover holisticly all areas which are of interest for parents with kids of all age groups! This page is really worth a second visit!

www.a4k.de

Language Development

These two articles explain the language development of the first six years in a good and understandable way.

Language development first three years

Language development three to six years

 

Learning Languages

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

This article shows the importance of reading books to kids for their language development.

reading books

  

If you love music- here’s some good news! Music can support learning languages. All the detailed results from a psychological study you can find here:

music and language aquisition

Second Language Acquisition

The different stages of second language acquisition out of a teachers point of view on English Language Learners (ELLs) are explained here:

Stages of second languages acquisition

 

The New York Times claims in 2012 that "Bilinguals" are smarter than "Monolinguals". Read how they came to that conclusion:

Why bilinguals are smarter

  

A scientific research article by Annick de Houver about a comparison between bilingual and monolingual raised children in the Netherlands.

A bilingual-monoloingual comparison

 

Multilingualism

Good blog with a lot of helpful advices on how to raise multilingual children

 

 

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