We have been educating bilingual pupils for over 75 years and we know the positive impact bilingualism has had on their futures. As bilingualism experts, we have produced a comprehensive guide to bilingualism for parents, alongside authors Marlen van Wechem and Ana Halbach.
Download our free bilingualism guide below (Spanish only).
What does the Bilingualism guide cover?
- What is meant by 'bilingual'?
- What are the personal, social, cultural and economic advantages of being bilingual?
- What are the cognitive advantages of being bilingual?
- Are there any disadvantages in being bilingual?
- Will my child be able to use both languages interchangeably in the future?
- Is it easier to learn a third or subsequent language when you're already bilingual?
- What is the ideal age to start learning a second language?
- What is the process of language acquisition in a bilingual child?
- Does bilingualism cause delays in the acquisition of language?
- Is it advisable for a child with specific language disorder to learn a second language?
- How important is the development of the mother tongue?
- Is it normal that my child does not seem to want to talk in a language?
- Is it normal that my child mixes the two languages?
- At what age I can check whether my child is bilingual?
- Once my child is bilingual, what is the risk that one of the languages will disappear if it is not regularly used?
- How I can support my child at home before and after they start bilingual education?