Approximately 20 percent of children in the United States hear a language other than English spoken in the home, and are considered “dual language learners”. This population is expected to more than double by 2030. While mastery of English is important for success in school, research is showing that being fluent in more than one language can actually contribute to academic success. Children who master more than one language can develop stronger math and reading skills in English, are more creative thinkers, and can problem-solve and plan better than monolingual children.
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