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The following are three articles with lesson plans for English Language Learners on the importance of being bilingual. From Breaking News English.

Half of Europe’s Citizens are Bilingual

Can Learning Another Language Keep Your Brain Healthier?

Being Bilingual Boosts Brain Power

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Research Supports Global Curriculum`

Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional learning communities enhance student learning at Seattle’s John Stanford International School.

Language with Lindsay

I am currently reading the book, “Mastering ESL And Bilingual Methods.” I am not the type of person who enjoys reading textbooks, however there is a lot of valuable information in this book. When reading, there was a section that really stuck with me. It was named “The CLD: Asset or Liability.” It says “You might well ask, Why assets and liablities? The sad fact is some of our schools continue to perceive the CLD student as a liability- a student who is liable to fail because he or she cannot understand or speak the language of instruction” (7). This statement honestly bothers me. In schools there are many students who struggle to understand the content and instruction. But that’s our job as teachers. It says “educators are responsible for educating all students” (10). It is our job- we need to find a way to deconstruct and help these students…

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10 Things NOT to Say to Parents of Bilingual Children

“As a Polish mother in the Netherlands with multilingual children growing up with Polish, German and Dutch, I often hear uninformed and judgmental comments. Inspired by Babble’s ‘What not to say…’ series, I wrote my own list about what you should never (and I mean NEVER) say to parents of multilingual children.”

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Multicultural Books

Travel to India, Mexico City, Paris, Beijing, and more with this list of multicultural books.

9 Children’s Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

“It’s time for a fiesta! Head to your local library or over to your favorite bookstore to explore some children’s books celebrating Latino culture and heritage. Here are our book recommendations for ages infant through eight+ for Hispanic Heritage month.”