Why want bilingual children; will it confuse children if there are two languages spoken around them; will they mix their languages; how to start teaching children two languages.
Access to different cultures; have a raised awareness for how language “works”; very good at taking different perspectives, dealing with conflicting cues and ignoring irrelevant information; common concerns trying to speak two (or more) languages.
What bilingual means; advantages of being bilingual; helping kids be bilingual; question on a culture loss; question on a delay in speech development; challenges; raising bilingual kids.
Profound effect on brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language, shielding against dementia in old age and heightened ability to monitor environment.
Able to learn new words easily, able to use information in new ways, able to put words into categories, able to come up with solutions to problems, good listening skills and connecting with others.
Theory of the bilingual advantages; link between bilingualism and cognition; general benefit to help the aging brain/protective effect on cognitive decline.
Bilingualism in the world; bilingualism in the United States; bilingualism in society; the bilingual child; the bilingual person; bilingual speech and language.
Learning Bahasa Indonesia
the National Language
Indonesian language background; tips and tricks for expats living in Indonesia.