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Wish You Were Bilingual? Is it Too Late To Start Learning?
We Need More Bilingual Students
Should You Support Bilingual Education?
There is a great article on Huffington Post about the benefits of bilingualism which reminded us that even though being bilingual is only a small part of becoming a professional translator, it’s still a crucial element. And we love bilingualism. And bilingual education.
There are many, many benefits of bilingualism, but we wanted to focus on just a few today. A bill in California will be put on the ballot in 2016 which will repeal proposition 227, which effectively banned bilingual education in California. For 26 years, California had been a state which guaranteed bilingual education for all its students — an ambitious idea which garnered mixed results.
Many people in California were left with the idea that bilingual education itself was a bad idea, instead of focusing on how it was implemented.
“The United States of America has more monolingual experts on bilingual education than any other country in the world.”
We Don’t Need Bilingual Education?Oh really?
You can look at the influx of native Spanish (and other) language speaking children into our schools in two ways: that they are a potential source for a future multi-lingual United States, putting us on the cutting edge for international trade, politics and industry. Or, that they are this huge hindrance to our country’s future because, you know, the whole world speaks English.
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