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Bilingualism ppp

  1. 1. BILINGUALISM<br />By Prof. MarcelaIsraelsky<br />misraelsky@hotmail.com<br />misraelsky.blogspot.com<br />TEFL Master´s Degree Program<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  2. 2. A bilingual person is somebody who speaks two languages.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  3. 3. A person may become bilingual either by acquiring two languages at the same time during childhood or by learning a second language sometime after acquiring the first language.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  4. 4. BILINGUAL PEOPLE<br />Children of immigrants in USA: <br /> They grow up speaking their parents´ native language at home while speaking English at school.<br />Many bilinguals, however, are not immigrants.<br /> There are many people born in the USA that speak English at school or work and another language at home.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  5. 5. LEARNING A LANGUAGE AFTER EARLY CHILDHOOD<br />It is possible to learn a second language sometime after early childhood, but the older you get, the hardest it is to learn to speak a new language.<br />There´s a critical period, that is puberty. The structure of the brain changes at puberty, and after that it becomes harder to learn a new language.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  6. 6. HOW HARD IT IS FOR A CHILD TO ACQUIRE TWO LANGUAGES AT THE SAME TIME?<br />As long as people are regularly speaking with the child in both languages, the child will acquire them both.<br />A child does not have to be exceptional or to have any special language ability to become bilingual, what he or she needs is a lot of exposure to the two languages.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  7. 7. ADVANTAGES OF BEING BILINGUAL<br />It benefits a child´s cognitive development.<br />It gives the child a sense of identity and belonging (in the case of children of immigrants)<br />Living in an increasingly globalization, it is an advantage for anyone to speak more than one language.<br />For people of any age or profession, knowing a second language encourages cross-cultural awareness and understanding.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  8. 8. MYTHS<br />Learning two languages confuses a child and lowers his intelligence.<br />A child should learn one language properly first; then, you can start teaching the other.<br />A child who learns two languages will not feel at home in either of them. She/he will feel caught between cultures.<br />Children who grow up bilingual will become great translators when they grow up.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />
  9. 9. Teaching children a second language early in life is the best way for them to become bilingual adults.<br /> Whether it is out of necessity or a lifestyle choice, being bilingual can open many doors.<br />Material created by Marcela Israelsky for educational purposes.<br />

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