The Cost of Sounding a Little Funny
Erin Crouch
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Welcome to Europe :)

Most bilingual kids are a little behind on vocabulary even when they start primary school, but once they really start reading and writing, they usually surpass their peers, especially when learning additional languages, which is the case in most countries. English from 1st or 3rd grade, usually German, French or Spanish a little later on (or any other language, especially if you’re living close to a border), and in some cases, bilingual classes (anything from mathematics in Danish or arts and crafts in Italian) or more languages before the end of high school (some schools offer Latin and/or Ancient Greek), you get it.

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