DOI: 10.24412/2470-1262-2021-3-80-87


Early bilingual education is becoming increasingly popular. Research shows that a study of foreign languages during pre-school period is the best way to learn an infectious language. It has been found that the early learning of the second language formulates their vocabulary intuition and meta-linguistic skills, as well as their creative development. In the case of natural bilingualism, the bilingual’s second language is mastered, and in the case of artificial bilingualism it is learned. Child rearing in a natural bilingual environment relies on understanding the languages of both parents, learning two adverbs, and constantly choosing the right speech system. The success of the linguistic development of the naturally bilingual person largely depends on the position, activity and linguistic organization of both parents. In artificial bilingualism, the child does not use the language to constantly communicate with native speakers. The language is used only in educational situations of bilingual learning. The main goal of bilingual education is to develop an interest in a foreign language, to get to know a new culture, to learn about the diversity of the world around them. The main characteristics of bilingual education for artificial bilinguals are communicative orientation of classes, playful form of teaching speech skills, consideration of the native language. However, it is necessary to understand that early bilingualism is often characterized by the presence of problems common to both natural and artificial bilinguals.

Keywords: bilingual education, natural and artificial bilingualism, advantages and difficulties of early bilinguals


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Information about the author:

 Ekaterina Yu. Bekasova (Moscow, Russia) – PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU), (119991, Moscow, 1/1 Malaya Pirogovskaya Str.) SPIN-code: 1666-8231, Author ID: 858576

Elizaveta I. Nemykh (Moscow, Russia) – Вachelor of Education, Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU), (119991, Moscow, 1/1 Malaya Pirogovskaya Str.)

 For citation: Bekasova E. Yu., Nemykh E.I., (2021). Psychological and pedagogical characteristics of bilingual education of preschool children. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021), pp. 80-87 (in USA)

Manuscript received: /14/09/2021 – Accepted for publication: 30/09/2021