Language Acquisition: Benefits of Bilingualism


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Bilingualism is defined as what?

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1. In the late 19th century, what was the prevailing theory about bilingualism?

2. Which part of the 19th-century theories on bilingualism do modern researchers still agree with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is language acquisition? Assess your knowledge of this concept and the benefits of bilingualism by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to quickly check your knowledge of:

  • What bilingualism means
  • Why bilingualism helps improve executive functions, according to modern theories
  • Part of the 19th-century theories on bilingualism that researchers today still agree with
  • Basic brain functions that researchers believe may be improved through bilingualism
  • The prevailing theory about bilingualism in the late 19th century

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about basic brain functions that researchers believe may be improved through bilingualism
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of bilingualism to interpret theories about its perceived benefits and drawbacks
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on language acquisition and bilingualism

Additional Learning

You can learn more by using the lesson called Language Acquisition: Benefits of Bilingualism. Other topics you can review include:

  • The history of bilingualism
  • Cognitive functions
  • Bilingual benefits in children