Language Development Myth #5

By: Smart Coos Statistics show that language learning starts to get complicated after the fourth language, but that does not necessarily mean it’s impossible or even harmful to learn more languages - it just gets a little harder. How you structure language learning for you or your child is usually…

Growing Up Screaming “Goooool!”

Growing Up Screaming “GOOOOOL!” By: Gelsey Brizo With both the Euro Cup and the Copa America (two major soccer tournaments) being held this summer, I thought it appropriate to write about my favorite sport - soccer, or football as the rest of the world calls it. Similar to how American…

Language Development Myth #4

By: Smart Coos Close to 75% of the world’s population speaks more than one language. It just so happens that, because English is the lingua franca of the world, English-speaking countries tend to have higher levels of monolingualism because most of the world already speaks their language. It is only…

Language Development Myth #3

By: Smart Coos It’s true that children learn to speak a language more easily than adults, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need help doing so. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. Children don’t even pick up their native language without being exposed to it for long periods of…

Language Development Myth #2

By: Smart Coos For a very long time, it was thought that knowing more than one language would actually hinder your learning by slowing down your learning and confusing you. However, now that extensive research has been conducted in the field of language acquisition and development, it is clear that…

Language Development Myth

Language Development Myth By: Smart Coos Because the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has a mostly monolingual population, pediatricians who study in the States only receive instruction on the language development of monolingual children. Only trained language development specialists receive extensive training on…
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