Scholarly research on bilingualism and multilingualism

So there I was…casually browsing scholarly literature on raising bi/multilingual children, when University of Ottawa’s Dr. Nikolay Slavkov‘s research caught my attention. In a peer-reviewed article published by International Journal of Multilingualism (Routledge), Slavkov concludes regarding three factors related to a child’s development as an active or passive bi/multilingual. Slavkov finds three factors to haveContinue reading “Scholarly research on bilingualism and multilingualism”

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Can you learn a foreign language by watching cartoons?

Can you really learn another language by watching cartoons? Yes, there is some pedagogical value (with the right cartoons) when raising children bilingual, but the short answer is no — cartoons alone won’t cut it. Here’s the argument. In our experience, we found cartoons as positive teaching aids when used as: Creative breaks for parentsContinue reading “Can you learn a foreign language by watching cartoons?”