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The advantages of bilingualism

Studies on bilingual children have shown that they:

  • Are able to think more flexibly and creatively
  • Have greater opportunities later in life for employment and economic opportunities
  • Can act as bridge builders between generations of reo speakers and generations without
  • Have the ability to communicate with a wider range of people
  • Have more in depth understanding and appreciation of other cultures and languages
  • Have a raised self esteem and greater security in personal identity
  • Find it easier to learn a third language