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This article first reviews briefly the importance of learning a foreign language, and the advantages of bilingualism. Second, it compiles empirical evidence that concerns early foreign language education of children living in a native language speaking environment and suggests answers to questions regarding the developmentally appropriate timing to start providing foreign language education services.

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The article reviews and helps readers understand the appropriateness of early childhood foreign language education.


This paper summarizes the advantages and limits of early childhood foreign language education.

dr dacian dolean
Universitatea Babes-Bolyai

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This page is a summary of: How early can we efficiently start teaching a foreign language?, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, October 2015, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1350293x.2015.1104047.
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