Supporting Dual Language Learners
Dual Language Learning refers to the experience of learning two languages during the critical period of language development that happens during early childhood. Young children who are dual language learners and learn both their home language and English have shown to have increased cognitive, linguistic, and social emotional advantages.
Research has shown that there are many benefits to being bilingual. Here are a few resources on how to best support your dual language learner and nurture their home language:
- Head Start: Culture and Language
Head Start provides a toolkit of resources for families to support the learning and development of their dual language learners.
- ¡Colorín Colorado!
This bilingual site offers resources for parents and teachings to support dual language learners.