Friday, April 08, 2011

Benefits of Being Bilingual

National Public Radio (NPR) posted this interesting report on being bilingual, a topic which is obviously close to our hearts.
Among others, they interview a Hungarian-American family who speak Hungarian in their home.

Nate has been going to óvoda (Hungarian preschool) for two months now, and we have found that the way he learns Hungarian best is by learning Hungarian nursery rhymes (mondókák).
Like the parents in the radio report, people have also criticized us for not speaking to Nate in Hungarian at home. For us, that is just something that isn't natural, and we trust that he is going to learn Hungarian in school, and will be better off for it.


  1. on this note you guys should check this page out :D:D
    these are Hungarian nursery rhymes in English

  2. That is an interesting website. Thanks!

  3. Being bilingual is really nice. Individuals who speak and read more than one language have the ability to communicate with more people. The ability to speak more than one language is truly priceless.
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