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Bilingual children who speak native language at home have higher intelligence

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018

Source: MedicalXPress, August 20, 2018

Children who regularly use their native language at home while growing up in a different country have higher IQs, a new study has shown.

Research carried out by the University of Reading showed that who spoke one at school but practised their at home with their families scored better in intelligence tests than those who spoke only their non-native language.

The study of 100 Turkish children, aged 7-11, living in the UK used a non-verbal IQ test to compare those who spoke English at school and Turkish at home with those who spoke English at both. Read more... >>>>>>>>