Families’ bilingual project concludes

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FAMILIES should be encouraged to embrace language learning if Scotland is to engage more fully with other European countries, a language professor has claimed.

Scots fared worst in an initiative designed to develop bilingualism. The project, Let’s Become a Bilingual Family, recruited 25 monolingual families from five European countries where children were exposed to a new European language. Project leader Professor Antonella Sorace, of Edinburgh University, said significant cultural differences emerged.

The results of the project will be presented at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 6-8pm tonight.