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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

50 Awesome Facts About Languages

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From: BBC NEWS HEALTH
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Excerpt of this report of a very interesting study:
The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.

Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain’s wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.

The research in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests disorders causing language delay should be tackled early.

It also explains why young children are good at learning two languages

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From: Andew Weiler
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Interesting facts….

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In this video, Steven Pinker Discusses the Effects of Overt and Discreet Communication. What do our language habits reveal about us?

The things we say AND the things we DON’T say determine our relationship with other individuals.