The Brain and Bilingual Child


This attached article describes the meaning behind a dual-language classroom and its goal of bilinguism and biliteracy for all students as opposed to the traditional English first learning approach. Additionally the article discussed the strategy that the brain uses when switching back and forth between two different languages, executive function. Finally the article talks about how bilingual children are affected in the areas of attention, empathy, reading, school performance and engagement, diversity and integration, and cognitive decline.

What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Bilingual Child?


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