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Being bilingual has lots of great benefits for children and adults. Bilingual and dual-language programs are one way to help children become bilingual or to maintain their languages. Learn more from the resources below.
The articles in this section discuss policy surrounding bilingual education, dual-language education programs and the use of the home language in a child's schooling. We encourage you to join the discussion through the comment boxes at the bottom of each article!
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. It encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.
What does special education look like in bilingual education programs? What does research say about learning two languages if you have a disability? Learn more from the resources below.
One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the gift of two (or more!) languages. Being bilingual is good for your child's brain, makes communication with grandparents and relatives easier, and is an advantage for finding jobs in the future. To learn more, see our resources for ideas on raising bilingual children here.