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Resources  for parents and students

 

Students

 

Animais da Amazônia - https://prezi.com/dhy4fgbtgmwt/animais-da-amazonia/

 

Acordo ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa

http://www.abril.com.br/arquivo/acordo_ortografico.pdf

ou

http://www.portaldalinguaportuguesa.org/

 

Academia Brasileira de Letras
http://www.academia.org.br/abl/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?tpl=home

 

Dicionário Caldas Aulete (um dos websites mais interessantes sobre a língua portuguesa, tem Jogo da Forca online)
http://aulete.uol.com.br/site.php?mdl=aulete_digital

 

Contadores de Estórias (eventos mensais para crianças até 12 anos)
http://www.contadores-de-estorias.org

 

Links para jogos e atividades infantis online (m;usicas, folclore, autores brasileiros, desenhos, persongens e muito, muito mais)
http://contadorescalifornia.wordpress.com/links-legais/

 

Palavras de origem africana no vocabulário brasileiro - https://raizdosambaemfoco.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/palavras-de-origem-africana-no-vocabulario-brasileiro/

 

 

Parents

 

NEW: Visit IBEC’s BLOG for several tips on bilingualism, Portuguese language, and many more!

http://ibecbayarea.wordpress.com/

 

What is it to be bilingual http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-bilingual/201110/what-is-it-be-bilingual


Myths about Bilingualism  http://www.nethelp.no/cindy/myth.html


Special Problems of Bilingual Families http://www.nethelp.no/cindy/special.html


The Bilingual Advantage http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html


Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research - several articles

http://www.cal.org/resource-center/briefs-digests/digests


Bilingual Families is a constant online/worldwide discussion about methods and techniques (a lot of times fairly easy to follow) about bilingualism. Check the page below and contact the list administrator to be added to their mailing list: www.nethelp.no/cindy/biling-fam.html

 

UNESCO’s Languages in Education section has lots of interesting articles on language acquisition and multi/bilingualism:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/strengthening-education-systems/languages-in-education/

 

Cognitives Advantages of Bilingualism http://serious-science.org/cognitive-advantages-of-bilingualism-2-2610

 

Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/24/why-is-bilingual-education-good-for-rich-kids-but-bad-for-poor-immigrant-students/

 

VIDEO - How being bilingual enhances creativity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lp6Bxyp0Ek&feature=youtu.be

 

Bilinguals of two spoken languages have more gray matter than monolinguals http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716135054.htm

 

10 Articles & Studies Supporting Bilingualism in Children with Disabilities

http://growingupbilingual.com/2013/education/10-articles-studies-supporting-bilingualism-in-children-with-disabilities/

 

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world-10212854.html

 

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?_r=0

 

 

 

Cool stuff

 

Cool high schools students’ video from the ACTFL.org site about why is it important to learn another language: http://vimeo.com/55161710

 

African tales for portuguese speaking kids: http://www.4shared.com/dir/m-QFxqs_/Contos_Africanos.html#dir=442151528

 

Videos used as part of IBEC’ students homework can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/IBECBayArea

 

The history of the Portuguese language (in Portuguese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQaEFXIuy4c

 

The history of the Portuguese Language
http://www.iilp.org.cv/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

 

Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa
http://www.cplp.org/

 

Video Português de Criança para Criança da Brazil Ahead - NY - Vários vídeos com o Uri (menino de 10 anos) falando e dando dicas em português, direcionado aos pequenos estudantes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9UKWKrD5u8

 

Portuguese varieties in the world and in Brazil (in Portuguese)  - http://cienciaecultura.bvs.br/scielo.php?pid=S0009-67252005000200017&script=sci_arttext

 

Language and society (in Portuguese)  http://linguaportuguesa.uol.com.br/linguaportuguesa/gramatica-ortografia/16/imprime181019.asp