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Learning a language is difficult, but there are numerous benefits to both learning and speaking additional languages, and all it takes is choosing a language that carries the right motivation. Share with the community what you or your kids consider when choosing a foreign language. Why do you love it, and what’s your plan to enhance your kid’s second language skills? Don’t forget to mark the hashtag #RisingBilingualStar in your post. 10 of you will be selected for winning 15 italki Credits on Aug 19.
Aug 12, 2022 2:07 AM
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There are so many benefits to being bilingual. Regarding health, scientists say that people who speak more than one language can delay symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s. When considering what language to choose, I think whatever you have an interest in is best because it will motivate you to keep going forward, but certainly easiest is the language you would be able to functionally practice more. When I have kids I think speaking the other language around the house and finding opportunities for them to practice it would be the best way of promoting use. Overall, speaking another language opens up a realm of possibilities. #RisingBilingualStar
Aug 15, 2022 3:33 PM
I've been teaching English to my lil buddy since he started to learn his first Portuguese words (our native language). He's 4 years old now and talks in English almost as good as in Portuguese. Now I've put him to take Mandarin classes once a week and starting to study Mandarin myself again, so that we can learn and have fun together. It's been an outstanding experience! # RisingBilingualStar
Aug 13, 2022 10:25 PM
I've been teaching English to my lil buddy since he started to learn his first Portuguese words (our native language). He's 4 years old now and talks in English almost as good as in Portuguese. Now I've put him to take Mandarin classes once a week and starting to study Mandarin myself again, so that we can learn and have fun together. It's been an outstanding experience! #RisingBilingualStar
Aug 13, 2022 10:23 PM
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Aug 13, 2022 6:43 AM
I once found myself lost in Paris and I stopped to ask for directions. "Parlez vous anglais?No? Hablas español? Sí? Ah, bueno!! . . ." Speaking several languages is not only practical in today's interconnected world, but it also unlocks nuances of culture and allows friendships to thrive on a deeper level. I am currently learning, maintaining, and speaking four languages at various degrees of proficiency and I wouldn't have it any other way. #RisingBilingualStar
Aug 16, 2022 8:56 AM
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