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How learning a second language benefits preschoolers


To, V, How learning a second language benefits preschoolers, The Educator: Australia, Key Media, Australia, 23 September 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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Studies have shown that sharpening children’s language skills can have profound and lasting benefits, both academically and socially.

Learning a second language has been shown to boost learning in preschool-aged children, potentially giving them an important academic head start.

A recent research from the University of Tasmania’s College of Arts, Law and Education is among the latest to confirm these benefits.

The study found that a Vietnamese language program for preschoolers stimulated the children’s interest in Vietnamese culture, and improved their linguistic, literacy, and numeracy skills.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:early language learning, Vietnamese language, educators and parents’ perspectives, preschool children, Australian early childhood
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:To, V (Dr Vinh To)
ID Code:143495
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-03-20
Last Modified:2021-03-22

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