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Bilingual babies: Study shows how exposure to foreign language ignites infants’ learning

Written by Donna O'Neill / July 21, 2017

(This story comes to us from UW Institute of Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)) For years, scientists and parents have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. But, can babies in monolingual households develop such skills? Can children enjoy bilingual learning classes? The research results of UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) says yes to these questions.

The team has developed a play-based, intensive language method and curriculum to ignite bilingual education for children. This video will show you how much the children learned and how much fun they had in I-LABS’s bilingual learning class. The CoMotion Innovation Fund program is pleased to fund the development of instructional resources and teacher-training tools for adoption of the bilingual learning approach in Washington and across the US.