- Because they are written in two languages, they are accessible to a larger audience. My monolingual English-speaking daughters (I'm working on their Spanish!) can still enjoy the books I bring home to plan for sharing with Spanish-speaking students.
- I know I'm nerdy but I find it fun to read one language and then read the other to compare how the book's translation compares with the way I would translate it in my head. I always learn new words and phrases this way!
- Sometimes, when I am reading in one language, I come across something that doesn't make sense to me. I can always refer to the other language for clarification when needed.
- The marketability of these books is a concrete reminder of the marketability of a bilingual person. I love sharing this fact with my English learners to encourage them to grow in both of their languages.
So, would you like the opportunity to win TWO BILINGUAL BOOKS? I have asked the wonderful people at Language Lizard about sharing some of their books with you and they agreed! They offer bilingual books in over 40 languages (including Spanish, of course). They also provide numerous resources for supporting teachers of bilingual learners through their website, quarterly email newsletter, blog, and Facebook page.
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