Category Archives: bilingual

An expat child has many layers of influence – Your Expat Child


Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory This was mentioned in Rianne Cornelisse’s paper about how expat children adapt when returning home. What is the theory of Bronfenbrenner all about? In this model the child is the centre of its own system. The … Continue reading

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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Anne Egros‘s insight: A very much-needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism. For example, too often managers are chosen for their abilities to speak the local language but someone can have a … Continue reading

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Neuromyths Busting and Education


The OECD’s Brain and Learning project (2002) emphasized that many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. Though these so-called “neuromyths” are loosely based on scientific facts, they may have adverse effects on educational practice.  … Continue reading

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Living Abroad: In What Language Do You Feel Emotions ?


I came across this interesting article about some studies on languages used by multilingual third culture kids (TCKs) to express various emotions in different situations. Language is strongly tied to identity and when we speak more than one language the one we chose to … Continue reading

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