I was just bumped into your post Elodie and it is simply wonderful. Sometimes, I feel that people around me, and those in the medical sector in particular, are very prejudiced against bilingualism. So it is lovely to listen to this video by a professional from the respected CNRS.
This particularly strikes a chord in me as we are currently going through a bit of a rough patch, the doctor from our local PMI (for non French speakers, it is a French social body dedicated to Mothers and small Children) having detected a pronunciation with my daughter. And obviously, trilingualism is not very well looked upon. As the psycholinguist in your video said, I believe little bilingual kids need a little extra time.
Thank you Elodie!
***"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Oscar Wilde***
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9