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Martina
Do you think bilingualism is good or bad?

I write so because my best friend knows two languages: Albanian and Italian.

That's true that being bilingualism is beautiful, because you learn two languages without studying a lot, but there are negative sides, too. For example my friend doesn't know very well neither Italian, nor Albanian. It is like she doesn't have a native language. And also in other cases I could see that who can speak two languages, knows well only one of them. 

what is your opinion about?

Jul 15, 2016 6:58 PM
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Tell your friend that a book of grammar solves that. 
July 15, 2016

I don't think anyone in their right mind would ever call bilingualism 'bad'. If a child gets equal exposure to both languages growing up and is encouraged to use both on a daily basis (and I don't mean only orally) there's no reason why one should be better than the other. 

I grew up speaking French and Spanish at home and English at school (from age 4) and I feel comfortable using all three languages but I was always encouraged to read a lot in all of them  and I know it helped immensely.

July 15, 2016
I think bilingualism is good for your brain and for opening your mind to see different perspectives, because languages influences our concepts, ideas, and perspectives.  Scientific studies indicate bilingual people develop Alzheimers disease on average 5 years later than people who are not bilingual.  I think the advantages of being bilingual far outweigh the disadvantages.
July 15, 2016
Being bilingual has its cognitive advantages, but there exists a huge anti-bilingual sentiment in many places,  Some feel that you should be loyal to just one language. 
July 15, 2016

Thank you for your comments!


July 17, 2016
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Martina
Language Skills
English, French, Italian
Learning Language
English, French