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
Refer to my second blog, The Essay Archive, for sample essays: https://theessayarchive.blogspot.com.tr/  
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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