Monday, September 26, 2016

THE ADVANTAGES OF BILINGUALISM


Bilingualism was once thought to have countless disadvantages like putting too much strain on the child; however, this has been proven wrong thanks to new research. Do your research and discover the many advantages of bilingualism and then write your essay

Familiarize yourself with the issue
·         The advantages of the bilingual brain http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35170392
·         Dr Catherine Loveday on how languages help your brain http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35000299    

Reading material to make notes on:
·         Why being bilingual keeps your brain fit? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/why-being-bilingual-helps-keep-your-brain-fit/
·         Key advantages and disadvantages of being bilingual  http://www.omniglot.com/language/articles/bilingualadvantages.htm
·         The bitter fight over the benefits of bilingualism http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/the-battle-over-bilingualism/462114/

Videos to watch and take notes from:
·         The advantages of the bilingual brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMmOLN5zBLY 
·         The cognitive advantages of the bilingualism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ml2dD4SIk

University of Reading public lecture:

·         How bilingualism improves your brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sDYx77hCmI   

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