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Resources for Parents on Early Language Learning


Center for Applied Linguistics: http://www.cal.org/earlylang/benefits/benefits_of_being_bilingual.html
This site contains articles about benefits of learning another language and other websites and resources that apply to language learning.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages website:  http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-languages/advocacy/discover-languages/what-the-research-shows/references-cognitive#improves_cognitive
This website has many articles to show cognitive improvements as a result of learning another language.

Brain benefits of being bilingual: http://www.today.com/health/being-bilingual-can-keep-your-brain-young-sharp-1B7896426?franchiseSlug=todayhealthmain
This article demonstrates some of the ways that speaking another language can have positive effects on the brain.

New York Times article on bilingualism: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html?_r=3&
This article speaks to the impact that speaking another language can have on long-term intelligence.

The Atlantic article on brain benefits for multilinguals: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/more-languages-better-brain/381193/?single_page=true&google_editors_picks=true

Video and multimedia: 
http://flesforall.org/what_is_fles/