the multilingual mind

 

A growing number of Southern California parents are choosing to place their kids in immersion schools not to learn English, but to learn a foreign language – sometimes one that isn’t spoken at home. Find out what happens inside the brain as children are immersed in a multilingual education, and explore the infinite uses of multilingualism in a world with ever-evolving communications technology.

This video is part of a multimedia package, which can be found here.

Video produced by Maya Sugarman/KPCC.

Special thanks to the Franklin Magnet School, UCSD Developmental Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Lab, Bell Tower Trilingual School, and El Marino Spanish Immersion Public School.

Music:

"Scary Boat Ride" by The Lothars.

"Soft Summer" by John Beltran.