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Open Educational Resources for Bilingual Learners

Open educational resources or OERs are essential components of any bilingual teaching toolkit. Armed with resources in learning materials, professional development, and workshops, you can plan your course of instruction. In a few steps, OERs help you seek relevant and trustworthy materials for your class. Since OERs are such a valuable tool for teachers, how do you find platforms that will serve your students and…

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Spanish Numbers Practice for Bilingual Learners

Spanish numbers practice is a fun learning experience for bilingual learners. Students can engage in learning Spanish numbers with songs, rhymes, and interactive games. There is so much to learn when it comes to Spanish numbers. Besides learning phonetics, students learn sequential order, numerical value, and literacy. When you can combine learning activities that promote all these areas of learning, you emphasize language skills at…

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How Does Bilingualism Affect Language Development in Children?

Language development in children conveys many benefits as much as various misconceptions. While there are ways to introduce another language at home to children, other family members might speak differently. Perhaps, family members with expertise in the native language switch back and forth. As a result, young children begin to assimilate the language spoken at home and outside the home. However, for young children, there…

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How to Teach A Child to be Bilingual

As you teach your child to be bilingual, many questions arise. Is this learning beneficial to my child? Will there be any language development concerns once your child starts school? All these inquiries and more are valid questions. What is more challenging to address is how to incorporate a learning environment that complements with what your child learns at school? Even at the beginning stage…

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Raising bilingual children in a monolingual household

Raising bilingual children is an amazing duty, especially when they inherit culture and traditions from parents.

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Bilingual education in elementary schools

Bilingual education in elementary schools is slowly integrating foreign language programs. Whereas high schools already have foreign language programs in place, elementary schools are still trying to educate their students in languages other than English. Spanish, Mandarin, and other foreign languages are making the way into school systems and parts of the bilingual education in the United States. Yet, much needs to be done.

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