Early Bilingualism Helps with Learning Languages Later
[Source: Education Week]
Bilingual people may be better equipped to learn new languages than those who only speak one language, according to a study published in the academic journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
The research points to a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grow up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.
A team of researchers paired 13 bilingual college students who grew up in the United States with Mandarin-speaking parents, and learned both English and Mandarin at an early age, against a group of 16 monolingual college students, who spoke only English
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