Foreign language medium instruction and bilingualism the analysis of a myth

The present study discusses the potential effects of learning and using more than one language (i.e., bilingualism) on the bilingual child in relation to the prevailing discussion on foreign language-medium instruction in Turkey. It is shown that, in contrast to popular beliefs in the society and findings obtained in the early stages of the 20th century, bilingualism does not appear to be an obstacle to the bilingual child, but may act as a facilitating trait in many respects, including the bilingual child's cognitive and linguistic development.
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B. Kırkıcı, “Foreign language medium instruction and bilingualism the analysis of a myth,” Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, pp. 109–121, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: