Students With Exceptionalities
How Language Learning is for All:
- Students with various exceptionalities may benefit from learning a new language.
- Learning two languages may not necessarily cause additional delay in terms of language development for students with special education needs.
- The language-learning challenges faced by children with exceptionalities are often not significantly different from those of typically developing children.
- Interventions used to teach second languages to students with exceptionalities may also benefit typically developing children.
The above statements come from the Literature on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).
Read Why Learn Languages? Language Learning is for All – a short summary of the benefits of learning a second language.
Read research-based articles on how language learning impacts students with exceptionalities:
- The Canadian Modern Language Review: French Immersion and At-Risk Students: A Review of Research Evidence
- Psychology Today: Supporting Bilingual Children With Special Education Needs