Language: why you shouldn’t stop at just one

My buddy Russell, who blogs at Searching For A Life Less Ordinary, is about to become a first-time father. He’s seriously considering raising a bilingual baby, having learned French when he lived in Canada (before fleeing to Australia’s sunnier shores.) His excellent post on the subject included this pretty infographic about the benefits of learning another language, which I immediately pilfered for your reading enjoyment.

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Language: why you shouldn't stop at just one

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Vas-y Russell! Bonne chance à toi!

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I'm a Canadian repatriate, former expat spouse, mother to two TCKs (and one yellow Lab), mentor to new immigrants, writer, reader, world traveller (grounded for now). I write about expat/repat issues and am still trying to figure out my place in the world.
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4 Responses to Language: why you shouldn’t stop at just one

  1. Sophelia says:

    I teach EFL to children and I am jealous every day of how easily they soak up the English I teach them while I struggle with Japanese. I envy anyone raised bi-(or tri-)lingually!

    • Maria says:

      Me too! And that’s why in high school I was so jealous of my friends whose parents spoke another language. The ones who didn’t take advantage of that built-in language lab drove me crazy.

  2. Pilfer away, Maria, and thanks for the share – I’ll be sure to update you in a few months/years time and let you know how I got on!

  3. Russell’s post was great, glad you pilfered. As I’ve always maintained, more > less and some > none. Tot ziens!

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