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  • This is a one page essay answering the 3 questions below using the above resources and cite them.

  • Hanen Center; Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction

  • Marian & Shook (2012) The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

  • National Institutes of Health, Bilingual Effects in the Brain

  • NPR, Six Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

  • 1. In many schools, educators are not bilingual. How might the lack of bilingual educators in elementary, middle or high school impact the educational outcomes and intellectual development of students? Would requiring learning a second language during elementary school change student success outcomes and if so, how? How might it impact future career success?

  • 2. Further, in healthcare settings, most providers are not bilingual and rely on interpreters to translate medical information to patients. How would having a bilingual provider vs. a trained medical interpreter vs a family member of volunteer with no medical interpreting training might impact the individual’s health care outcomes (e.g., consider treatment compliance, understanding diagnoses, ethics, etc.)? How could requiring second language learning in education (e.g., Question 1) influence healthcare outcomes across the life span?

  • 3. Identify one local community non-profit resource or agency that provides support to bilingual individuals. Provide the name, mission, and website of the resource/agency, and discuss how they specifically assist bilingual individuals. This resource can be for any language spoken in your local community.