Language Education ‘Starts in the Womb’
Bilingual education starts from womb, a research team led by Krista Byers-Heinlein and Janet Werker from the University of British Columbia claims to have found. The researchers compared the reactions of newborn babies whose mothers are monolingual in English with those of mothers who are bilingual in English and Tagalog.
The babies of bilingual mothers showed interest when hearing both languages, but babies of monolingual mothers only reacted to English. The study was published in the latest edition of the journal Psychological Science.
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