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Based on personal experience I would say no. I grew up bilingual swedish and finnish while living in sweden with one finnish speaking parent. While I did speak finnish almost exclusively with on parent and I a fast reader of swedish I can not effortlessly read finnish. The things tripping me up are the small spelling differences, y -> u and o -> å as well ...


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My answer is based on personal experience of teaching a child to read and write Russian while living in North America. Russian also has a fairly straightforward relationship between pronunciation and writing. Here are a few things to consider: As child grows up in a foreign environment, he/she lacks the environment to learn the native language from ...


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According to the Seal of Biliteracy FAQ, Illinois is one of the states that "have approved a statewide Seal of Biliteracy". See also the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. Since the Seal of Biliteracy is for any student who masters academic English and "any other language" (according to the FAQ), it is possible in theory to get a Seal of Biliteracy for ...


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Yes. From general viewpoint, learning your L1 first and being proficient at it can help you with your L2 as you can associate L2 vocab with the L1 vocab as seen with methods like the Translation Method. This though does not apply always such as the direct method, which bans the usage of L1 while learning. You can though take some learning techniques you ...


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Mutual Intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special effort. See also: Is there a list of mutually intelligible languages? How can mutual intelligibility be measured? Linguistics.SE questions tagged mutual-...


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You might be using a method that doesn't focus much on reading. Also, you might be losing your skill of reading fluency due to lack of practice throughout the years. I developed superior reading-aloud skills in my native language (English) very early in childhood; however, now, at age 27, I am no longer able to read aloud in English with anywhere close to ...


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This was a very interesting question for me to consider, so I did quite a bit of research on the topic. The issue you describe is the plight of many uneducated or otherwise illiterate migrants or refugees, often children, who never received any formal schooling in their language. An answer on this forum for teachers states: The shortest path to literacy ...


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Speaking in the L2 at all time focusing on the commanding expressions could be a very good start while the commands are physically acted out at possible all time. People tend to learn first when they are exposed to acquisition rich listening environment. They should then be introduced writing and reading simultaneously.


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