How do we help our children grow up bilingual in a monolingual culture?
In our wonderfully multicultural world, it is very important that our children be encouraged to be bilingual, trilingual, or even quadralingual. Children learn a second language with such ease and with facility, which we should encourage our children to grow up speaking more than one language.
Biliteracy provides our children with the many opportunities:
It enhances their understanding of other cultures and perspectives
It helps them to build deeper and stronger relationships
It helps to reduce divisions among cultures
It develops self-esteem and confidence
Overall, there is only gain to be had by helping our children become proficient bilinguals. It will put us on a path to truly uniting the world…once and for all.
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