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STUDY: Bilingual children ‘show advantage’ in noisy classrooms

Date 10.31.2014

Bilingual children’s ability to speak two languages can help them filter out distracting noise, according to a recent study conducted at a U.K. primary school. The study tested 40 children, half of them bilingual, and found that those who spoke two languages could more easily answer questions about a passage when the speaker was interrupted by another voice, introduced as a distraction

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