Immersion Research & Resources
Research from Georgetown University by Kendall King and Lyn Fogle.
- “Why Bilinguals Are Smarter” (New York Times) by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
- “Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Sort Out Language” ( New York Times) by Perri Klass, M.D. Once, experts feared that young children exposed to more than one language would suffer “language confusion,” which might delay their speech development.
- “Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brainpower” (NPR) by Gretchen Cuda-Kroen.
- “Do children have the right of privacy?” (NPR) by Allie Caren.
- “The Benefits of Multilingualism” (Multilingual Living) by Michal Paradowski. The advantages that multilingual exhibit over monolinguals are not restricted to linguistic knowledge only, but extend outside the area of language. The substantial long-lived cognitive, social, personal, academic, and professional benefits of enrichment bilingual contexts have been well documented.
- “Language Immersion Programs” (PBS) by Britton Redbord and Rachel Sachetti. Children are often able to acquire a foreign language much easier and faster if they begin their course of study at an early age.
- “Learning Languages ‘Boosts Brain“ (BBC). Learning a second language “boosts” brain-power, scientists believe.