Leading research in bilingualism shows that bilingual education is additive learning and not detrimental to the learning potential of students.
Studies show that students attain the same levels of achievement in academic domains such as Mathematics and Science as their peers in monolingual programs.
In addition, students achieve a significantly higher level of proficiency in the additional language of instruction than that of their peers in a monolingual program. Another fact of bilingualism is that students develop strong problem-solving skills using cross-linguistic strategies.
The benefits of bilingual education
In this video, school principal, Dominic Maher and expert on bilingual education, Thomas Mulhern explain the numerous benefits of learning in two languages.