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A home filled with languages

February 28, 2022



This in-depth, online piece based on an interview with Utrecht University linguists is trending: A home filled with languages. They explain how negative attitudes about language is not helpful for newcomers to the Netherlands.


It is time that we understand that multilingualism doesn’t stand in the way of the Dutch language.

Picture taken from the Utrecht article



"At Utrecht University, we help children, parents and teachers make the best use of the valuable contents of newcomers’ language luggage . . . With the knowledge and practical methods developed by Utrecht University’s researchers, we can also help multilingual children become more proficient in Dutch. So that newcomers can truly feel welcome in their new home. "






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