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Summer break report (week 1) – great hopes and expectations

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    We’re now in Portugal, where I’m from – though at this point I’ve spent as much time living in the UK as I have in Portugal. As mentioned in this post, I was looking forward to this long summer holiday and had great hopes and expectations for this trip. In that post, I also encouraged any parents raising …

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5 awesome benefits of being bilingual

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It’s incredible to think that until recently the accepted view was that being bilingual was inherently bad. This week is International Mother Language Day which makes it timely to remind people of the benefits of being bilingual. Until recently it was thought that bilingual children would be confused by two languages, have lower intelligence and behave in deviant ways. Many …