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Raising a bilingual child in Australia: Benefits, facts and tips

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Learning one’s heritage language is often linked to keeping culture alive. But experts say there is not one set model for every family. Here’s what you need to know if your child is growing up bilingual in Australia.


Key points

  • Bilingualism benefits range from cognitive to life skills, and connection to heritage culture
  • The language-culture interface can vary between families and ethnic groups
  • School, family and community networks can be platforms for bilingual education, but expectations need to serve the child’s needs
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