Dispelling the myths around bilingual children

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 11 August 2017

14 mins

It's been said that bilingual children are slower to speak, read and write.

Doctor Mark Antoniou from MARCs institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, at Western Sydney University, says this simply isn't true.

Hear what's happening when a child two or more languages, and what you can do to support that learning.

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