Bilingual Education Vs Bilingual Education

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Education is one of the most important aspect of our life, Cambridge University Press(2016) suggests the definition of education is the method of acquiring knowledge and distributing information, especially in study environment such as high school, university. For example, lecturer will distribute knowledge to the university students while having a lecture and other example will be tutor are having a tutorial with students that seek for help , both lecturers and tutors are distributing knowledge to student, so this is a form of education. Our essay will be focusing on the methods of educating children and it rounds up to two types of education, monolingual education and bilingual education, the definition of monolingual education is a language …show more content…
As Christoffels, De Hann, Steenbergen, van den Wildenberg & Colzato, (2014) mentioned Bilingual education are able to “develop a flexible mindset to rapidly switch back and forth between languages.” Christoffels, De Hann, Steenbergen, van den Wildenberg & Colzato, (2009) has conducted an experiment to examine how dual language education can affect the brain development, so a crowd of Dutch high school students have been found to become the participants of the experiment, they have been separated into two groups, one of the group will be receiving bilingual education and while the other group will be receiving monolingual education, and as we expected that people who study bilingual education ahs a lower switching time (44millisecond) compare to the people that study monolingual education, which they have to take 23 millisecond extra to complete the whole progress of switching time. This outcome may due to students who receive bilingual education have more experience of changing languages during the bilingual programme, so they might have a lower switching cost. Furthermore, Espinosa(2015) stated that newest research has proven that Bilingual babies tend to show a high cognitive adjustment in …show more content…
Colzato et.al.,(2008) has conducted an experiment of inviting 29 high school students which receiving monolingual education and 31 high school students who receive English and Dutch, the participants has participate in a global-local switching task, they will be shown a series of stimuli and they have to determine whether the rectangle or the square are consisted by smaller square or small rectangle, if it is consisted by smaller rectangle press left button, but if it is consisted by small square, they have to press the right button. After participants finished those 160 trials, Colzato et al.,(2008) stated that the bilingual group are having less global precedence effect than the monolingual group, global precedence effect is when a person who have only distinguish the general image rather than the details, bilingual group has a less global precedence effect suggests that students who receive bilingual education are more likely analytical and strong attention focus on detail. To further support my idea, Colzato et al.,2008 also stated that “bilinguals are not more efficient in inhibiting unwanted motor responses than monolinguals, but are less efficient than monolinguals in distributing attentional resources over multiple visual target events. This suggests

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