What hope do monolingual parents have in raising bilingual children?

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

 Channel NewsAsia Online

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Leher Singh from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she discussed whether monolingual parents can raise bilingual children. Assoc Prof Singh noted that research has shown that parents who do not speak two languages can raise bilingual children who become fully proficient in both languages. She added that for monolingual families, well-designed and effectively implemented bilingual education programmes can provide an excellent and sustainable route to bilingualism; and shared her views on what distinguishes good bilingual education.

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