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Why Should My Child Read A Bilingual Book?

When reading a bilingual storybook, a primary school child will learn French without any awareness of learning, the English text will offer extra support and confidence. The young reader will acquire new vocabulary or learn about some aspects of French culture without feeling the effort involved.

Children have a natural enthusiasm for stories and enjoy a positive attitude towards books. So why not offer them a chance to use these wonderful qualities to acquire a second language?

You can check out interesting research in that field on:  www.primarylanguages.org.uk and also on the website of the University of East London , www.uel.ac.uk/duallanguagebooks.

 

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