Bilingualism Online: Recommended Readings

by multilingualmania on May 23, 2010

in Bilingualism, Language Learning, Multilingual Support Systems, Web Resources

This week we’ve found a few articles about bilingualism and language learning that we thought might be of interest to you! If you found another article online, please feel free to leave it in the comments section. If you recently blogged about topics related to bilingualism, language learning or a related topic, don’t be shy and leave a link to your post!!

Let’s Stop Being the Butt of the Foreign Language Joke: This article discusses the trend that foreign language programs in the United States are decreasing, while the demand for bilingual candidates in the business sector increases. It also highlights that study of Chinese and Arabic has lately been on the rise.

Middle Schoolers Learn Mandarin By Sending Cards Abroad: Students in this language program write letters in Mandarin to a partner school abroad. What an excellent way to practice the language in an authentic way!

Top Ten Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language: This article details ten reasons as to why children may not be speaking a second (or third or fourth!) language.

Raising Bilingual Children: The 5 Most Common Myths: This article discusses five common myths that many of us have probably heard at one point of time!

U.S. Students Hurting in Foreign Languages: This article discusses the bleak reality of foreign language instruction in the United States, while also adding hope for the future study of foreign languages.

Lundy Elementary Proudly Speaks Both English and Spanish: This article discusses the rise of Dual Immersion programs in El Paso, Texas.

Two Language, Two Cultures, One Global Citizen: This article describes a new Japanese and English bilingual program that will take place in Michigan!

Do you have a post that you have recently written about bilingual education or language learning on your own blog? If so, feel free to leave a link here!

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