THE BILINGUAL ADVANTAGE
Information for parents
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(Honoring the Home Languages)
DID YOU KNOW?
For English learners, continuing to speak their home languages helps them learn English!
More than 1 in 5 people (21%+) speak a language other than English at home – and that percentage is rising!
Bilingualism is a brain advantage. Research shows multilinguals to be more creative and better at planning and complex problem solving, when c ompared to monolinguals.
Research shows that children who have a strong foundation in their home language more easily learn a second language. That means speaking Vietnamese, Arabic, or Somali at home can actually HELP you learn English!
People who speak more than one language are in high demand in the job market, and there is evidence multilinguals may even earn more money just for having this additional skill.
NEWS AND EVENTS
[REPORT] Our Rising Voices: A Call to Action to Support Emergent Multilingual Students
Auburn School District In collaboration with the Road Map Project, we have published a new report, Our Rising Voices: A Call to Action to Support Emergent Multilingual Students. FULL REPORT EM DATA DASHBOARD For too long, our education systems have treated English language learners as a problem to be managed and minimized. This report instead highlights the systemic barriers that emergent multilingual students face and the actions we can all take to support them. It pinpoints five specific yet sweeping recommendations for building systemic changes and uplifting community voices. Some highlights from the report: We [...]
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