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Bilingual Language Development

Jersey City is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation.  Our residents speak over 40 different languages.  See below for resources regarding bilingual language development.


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides information about bilingual language development.

Facts and Myths About Bilingual Speech and Language Development

Diverse Kindergarten
Image by Hannah Wright

Advantages of Being Bilingual

Language Difference vs. Disorder:  differentiating the two, plus information on types and features of typical bilingual language acquisition.

Magnifying Glass
Parents and Child

On the Disadvantages of Parents Ceasing to Speak the Birth Language with Bilingual Language Impaired Children

Bilingual Language Development: Resources
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