The Developing Bilingual Brain: What Parents and Teachers Should Know and Do
The field of neuroscience is now providing research findings about how the bilingual brain functions that can be used to promote richer and more successful dual-language development. This article summarizes recent research, then provides practical applications for parents and teachers of emergent bilinguals. Key understandings about how the brain processes first and subsequent languages are translated into ways to enrich instruction and family-based language and literacy experiences.
KeywordsDual-language learners Language development Neuroscience Family-based language and literacy practices Research-based practices
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