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Sunday, May 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
303. Benefits of Bilingualism: World Language Education Advocacy

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Join this roundtable to learn about the important results of an in-depth research analysis in response to the question: What does the research tell us about the benefits of being bilingual or the importance of learning a world language? This cross-disciplinary investigation explored multiple databases to access empirical research published between 2012 and 2019 in peer-reviewed journals and other highly regarded publications. Quantitative and qualitative results report multiple benefits, including increased cognitive abilities, creativity, academic achievement, intercultural competence, increased employability, and healthier aging. Discussion will include dialogue regarding advocacy and social justice in world language education based on the research.

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Kelley Webb

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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Rebecca Fox, Ph.D.

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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Bonnie Corretjer, Ph.D.

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable