The Bilingual Edge

The Bilingual Edge

Why, When, and How to Teach your Child A Second Language

Book - 2007
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Informs parents about how to introduce a second language to children even if a second language is not spoken in a household, in a reference that makes language recommendations, counsels parents on how to prepare a long-term learning plan, and shares tips for real-world budget concerns. Original.


It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment.

In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you:

  • select the language that will give your child the most benefits
  • find materials and programs that will assist your child in achieving fluency
  • identify and use your family's unique traits to maximize learning

Fancy private schools and expensive materials aren't needed. Instead, The Bilingual Edge translates the latest research into interactive strategies and quick tips that even the busiest parents can use.

Publisher: New York : Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061246562
Branch Call Number: 649.1 K583b
Characteristics: x, 289 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mackey, Alison


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