Chapter 9 – Language and Thought
1. Click this link – http://www.learner.org/resources/series138.html. When you get to the webpage, scroll down a bit and click the “VoD” link to the right of the program description for Video #6 called “Language Development”. This video is about 26-minutes in length. Point out which part of the video you found most interesting or intriguing? Explain why.
2. Read the brief section titled “Does Bilingualism Interfere with Cognitive Development” on page 359. Share your thoughts about what you think of this article. In addition, do you think that schools should make it requirement to have students take courses in a foreign language? Why or why not?