Multilingualism, Multilingual Identity and Academic Attainment: Evidence from Secondary Schools in England

The findings in this report indicate that the positive mentality and self-belief that typically develop among pupils with a multilingual identity may have spill-over benefits for their wider education.

This research from the University of Cambridge indicates that young people who regard themselves as multilingual typically outperform their peers in non-language subjects including maths, geography and science. This is regardless of whether they are fluent in a second language.

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