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Bilingualism Ppt GAD

Bilingualism Ppt GAD

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Published by Jenny Duffy
A look at some of the misconceptions about bilingualism in children
A look at some of the misconceptions about bilingualism in children

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Published by: Jenny Duffy on Jan 28, 2011
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Bilingualismin EarlyChildhood:Is it really agood idea?
By Jenny Duffy
 
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when a mother came to pick up her son Iwhen a mother came to pick up her son Inoticed as she was carrying him out of the centre that theynoticed as she was carrying him out of the centre that theystopped to look at a picture and she was repeating to him,stopped to look at a picture and she was repeating to him,apple!apple!As I watched them all I could think of how I spent the dayAs I watched them all I could think of how I spent the dayteaching that little boy pomme and I began to wonder:teaching that little boy pomme and I began to wonder:wont he be confused? Since hes learning language for thewont he be confused? Since hes learning language for thefirst time and doesnt have a great command of English tofirst time and doesnt have a great command of English toreference to the way a 5reference to the way a 5--year old would how would he knowyear old would how would he know which word to use and not mix them up? I began to questionwhich word to use and not mix them up? I began to questionif there was any point in teaching the kids French if theirif there was any point in teaching the kids French if theirparents werent doing the same.parents werent doing the same.

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