The Conversation | Dr Mark Antoniou: Debunking common myths about raising bilingual children

In an article for 'The Conversation', Speech and Language Researcher, Dr Mark Antoniou debunks common misunderstandings about children who are raised in bilingual homes. Taking on three fallacies; delayed development, falling behind peers and language confusion, Dr Antoniou explains why parents shouldn't be so concerned about their child learning two languages.

"There are numerous advantages (to raising a bilingual child), such as improved executive function (mental planning), metalinguistic awareness (the ability to think about language as abstract units), mental flexibility (processing information adaptively) and creative thinking."

Follow the links to see how Dr Antoniou busts these myths, plus his five tips for parents raising bilingual children:

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