General Information about bilingualism

Better French results than the French
Article published in the about pupils at a London bilingual primary school who have done as well, or better, in French than some French children.

Multilingual Matters
Multilingual Matters is an international independent publishing house, with lists in the areas of bilingualism, second/foreign language learning, sociolinguistics, translation, interpreting and books for parents. They also publish a newsletter for parents: The Bilingual Family Newsletter.

Bilingualism is good for your health !
by Gwyn Griffiths is a Welsh delegate of the “International commitee to save breton language”. Co-author of “An Anthology of Breton Literature” (London, Francis Boutle Publishers, 506 p., 2006)

Bilingual children do better at school
Article published in the Independent eduction section on 31st October 2006: a report has found that bilingual children are far more likely to get top-grade passes in exams in all subjects.

Learning languages boosts brain
BBC news article dated 13 October 2004: Scientists believe that learning a second language “boosts” brain-power.

Raising bilingual children
Raising Bilingual Children: The Snags
Article by Christina Bosemark, founder of the Multilingual Children’s Association

Birkbek University of London: Bringing up bilingual and multilingual children
Conference held in London in March 2010. The panels speakers speeches are available for download.

Bilingual groups and forums

Bilingual Forum Ireland
Bilingual Forum Ireland provide information for parents who are raising bilingual children

Multilingual Children’s Association (US)
Your Guide to Raising Bilingual Children

Mother Tongue Matters
A voluntary group for the ones who to promote, learn or pass on their mother tongue

Multilingual Families UK
Forum for multilingual families in the UK: website created to help parents get together and form bilingual playgroups or carry out other types of language related activities

Bilingual families
a place for bilingual parents to find information and resources to help them raise their children bilingually

Other ressources

Literacy Trust UK
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that changes lives through literacy

Dual language books for children to order online