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MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

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MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

This is part 2 of a classic article about TCKs and multilingualism first published in Fitted Pieces by SHARE Education Services. You can read  part 1 here.) The author is Cynthia Storrs, who served in Europe and was a staff member of SHARE for many years. We often hear that a certain MK is bilingual, but what exactly does that mean? A balanced bilingual child is one who has age-appropriate abilities in both languages (see Baker). Parents (and grandparents!) should not expect that this means the MK will be equally fluent in both languages as two monolingual children are in their respective...

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