Experts disagree on what makes someone truly bilingual, and how the human brain accesses multiple languages.
Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
Despite reports that multilingual students’ academic progress has ‘stalled,’ researchers find new reasons to be optimistic about how they are faring in US schools.
The ability to speak more than one language informs many writers of fiction, but analysis of Booker Prize shortlists suggests this is not so important any more.
Learning languages rewires the brain and changes how we perceive time.
Textbooks in sufficient quantities are effective in improving the quality of education but in Africa language poses a problem to how pupils interact with the material they are taught.
Research suggests that bilinguals have less insight into the way they perform tasks than people who only speak one language.
Parents shouldn’t be concerned if their bilingual child is slower to develop their vocabularly, because in most cases this is just a temporary lag.
People growing up with two or more languages have social and cognitive advantages.
Bilingual children’s progress in learning vocabularly depends on their parents.
For language learners, the two-way immersion program has shown high success rates. What makes the program so effective?