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Ellen Bialystok with a neuroimaging electrode cap. Photo: Chris Young for The New York Times

The Bilingual Advantage by Ellen Bialystok – The New York Times

From The New York Times, the Bilingual Advantage. Ellen saw that there was a big difference in the way monolingual and bilingual children processed language.

Q. How did you begin studying bilingualism? Read more

Mayor Blookberg at home getting tutored in Spanish

Shaping a Mayor’s Spanish, Not His Ideas (The New York Times)

By FERNANDA SANTOS
Published: August 4, 2008

Read it at the NYTimes

The men sat at opposite ends of a coffee table speckled with a half-dozen books — on the history of New York’s municipal lawyers, on the subway system’s rich architecture. Their legs stretched out, left foot resting on the right, they were mirror images of disparate worlds: the tutor, an immigrant from Colombia, with his student, the mayor of New York, face to face for 90 minutes in an elegant chamber at City Hall. Read more