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Bilingualism

Gabriela Kruschewsky

6 Multilingual Benefits That You Only Get If You Speak Another Language

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 06.03.2014 | Latino Voices

"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world."

Speaking Two Languages May Slow Brain Aging

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Just like exercise helps your body stay strong, exercising your mind also keeps your brain sharp. And what better way to do just that than by learning...

Why Knowing Another Language Makes You More Creative

Psychology Today | Joseph Cardillo | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was wit...

The Fight For Bilingual Education Programs In The U.S.

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Anyone who felt the ice was thinning regarding the controversial nature of bilingualism education took it on the chin after the fallout from Coke’s ...

America the Bilingually Beautiful

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Media
Steve Leveen

Mere seconds after Coca-Cola's 60-second Super Bowl ad faded out with "America is Beautiful," morphing to the Twitter hashtag #AmericaisBeautiful, the social media ignited.

This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

A law banning most bilingual education in California schools may be overturned by a new bill, restoring efforts to address language barriers in a stat...

The Downside Of Bilingualism?

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel | Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Activist and educator Matthew Lynch recently asked if language barriers are the “new segregation.” He challenged readers of an Education Week blog...

The 'Long March' to Learning Chinese: Top 5 Tips

Saul Gitlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Saul Gitlin

From one long-term student of Chinese, to all those who aspire to achieve a working knowledge of this fascinating language, here are my top five insights.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits Of Bilingual Education

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month provides the perfect opportunity to explore how bilingual education positively or negatively affect our children. Despite s...

What Bilingualism Is Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The evidence keeps pouring in that bilingualism is good for you. Bilinguals with the ability to switch languages seamlessly have likely developed ...

Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain

Dan Roitman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Dan Roitman

From the moment sound waves enter your ear and become neural impulses, your brain executes this rapid-fire series of events that few of us are ever aware of, but without which we'd be unable to communicate.

Supporting Schools to Improve the Educational Outcomes of Emergent Bilinguals

Vanessa Perez | Posted 06.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

There is a shift across all levels of bilingual education -- state-wide, district-wide and school-wide -- to view the home language as vital for the academic development of bilingual students.

Why Learn Another Language When You Already Speak English?

Phoebe Dodds | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Phoebe Dodds

This might be nerdy, but whatever: knowing a bit about another language can make you understand more about your own.

Are Immigrants Really All that Funny? Sofia Vergara Denied an Emmy, Again

Vanessa Perez | Posted 11.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

Sofia Vergara is an Emmy nominated actor and one of the leads in ABC's seven-time Emmy award-winning series "Modern Family." She is the hottest Latina actor of the moment. What do you mean no one can understand what she's saying?

English Only! Part 2

Cheech Marin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Cheech Marin

Ok, Let's pretend that the Latino population explosion is not going to happen (heh, heh, heh, at least try it) and go back to the "English Only" issue. If this is the situation, then we are going to have to re-name most of our states.

Why English Is No Longer Enough

Chris Cummings | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Chris Cummings

You may not realize it, but the U.S. is becoming a bilingual nation. Today, more than 37 million people speak Spanish at home. Pause and think about that number: For 37 million people in the U.S., speaking Spanish is more comfortable than speaking English.

Latin America And The English Language

Enrique Molina Mejía | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Enrique Molina Mejía

Latin Americans can learn English without losing their own culture; what is more, multiculturalism will enrich our lives at an individual level and at a collective level; our cultural identity will be represented throughout the world, and we will understand other cultures as well.

Puerto Rico Aims To Become Fully Bilingual By 2022

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico is trying to do what more than a century of American citizenship has failed to accomplish: make P...

Learning Two or Twenty Languages: Is There a Secret?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I hear countless numbers of stories about how difficult learning a second language can be and why some people just seem to have a knack.

Conditions Are Perfect For Bilingual Education - So Why Is It In Decline?

Stephen Palacios | Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

The global economy benefits from a labor force that can transact business in more than one language, which would seem to reinforce the need for bilingual education. While English is the lingua franca of today's global economy, it is hard to argue that knowing another language is a disadvantage in today's (or tomorrow's) market.

Ask A Mexican: Spanish Slang Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Wake up and smell the tacos, cabrón, and learn español from mi column. Bilingualism is a wonderful thing, and studies are continually showing it leads to bigger brains and healthier sex lives.

Adventures in Hyperpolyglottery: Inside the Mind of Extreme Language Learners

Nataly Kelly | Posted 02.28.2012 | Books
Nataly Kelly

As it turns out, learning languages is easier -- and more pleasurable -- for some folks than for others. In fact, there is a group of individuals who find the process so enjoyable that they take it to another level entirely. They're known as hyperpolyglots.

Cristina Costantini

En Miami, A Decir 'Hola' Or To Say 'Hello'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 11.30.2011 | Miami

The choice of whether to address a stranger in English or Spanish is often a split-second decision -- one which has provoked much conversation in the ...

To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish

Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices

Does speaking English and Spanish fluently make you less American? Is bilingualism a hindrance to the American dream? As the nation’s Latino pop...

5 Facts About Bilingualism

Delia Lloyd | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Delia Lloyd

Students who learn a foreign language out-score their non-foreign language learning peers in the verbal and -- surprisingly, perhaps -- math sections of standardized tests.