‘Bilingualism is good for your brain’ – why only speaking English to your kids can set them back

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Experts say it's worth making the effort to raise a bilingual or multilingual child – the earlier, the better.
Experts say it's worth making the effort to raise a bilingual or multilingual child – the earlier, the better.
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It can be a problem for many parents. You want your children to learn your mother tongue but you also want them to speak English so that one day they can enter school and the world of work without any problems.

The good news is you can do both. In fact, experts say it is better for children to know more than one language and even better if they know many.

According to the experts, it is worth making the effort to raise a bilingual child – someone who can speak two languages – or a multilingual child, who can speak more than two languages. We look at the advantages of being able to speak more than just one tongue, and how to make it easier to learn.

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