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Muticultural Education

The Difficult Task Of Raising Kids To Be Bilingual

Oct 17, 2013
Beth Lipoff / KCUR

More and more research is coming out telling us that being bilingual is good for your brain. It makes you more competitive in a global marketplace, and for many of us, language is our strongest link to our cultural heritage. But even if you’re bilingual, when you live in an English-speaking community, it’s not always easy to pass that language on to your child.

To make the process easier many families turn to language schools, where kids learn language in a classroom setting on the weekend.

Teaching a second generation

Multicultural Education

Apr 17, 2012

There’s a lot asked of our teachers today - and here’s another thing to add to that list - the ability to recognize and teach to a student’s cultural background.