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A couple of days I ago I asked readers to help me out by suggesting video clips from movies and television that would demonstrate the importance of being bilingual. I’m creating a lesson plan (which I’ll share in this blog sometime in the future) where I’ll use videos, along with information from The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

I’ve just begun to view the suggestions, and still have to watch quite a few on Netflix, but thought I share some of the best that people suggested and that I just found by searching through YouTube.

Here are my choices for The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One:

Anne is the one who got me looking on YouTube with her suggestion of “The importance of being bilingual”:

Here’s “Bilingual Cat”

Here’s one about the a European country’s Coast Guard:

This next one is a Egyptian version that’s nice because it has sub-titles:

This is called “The Language Barrier”:

“Should Have Taken A Foreign Language Class”:

This next one is good, but is probably better for Intermediate English classes. I think all the ones I’ve mentioned previously would be accessible to Beginners:

Here’s a cute scene of Dory speaking “Whale” in the movie, Finding Nemo:

Kathryn was kind enough to suggest that this scene from “I Love Lucy” would be useful to encourage students to become bilingual. It sure would have come in handy for Lucy!

Keep the suggestions coming. I’ll be publishing a Part Two soon. Many of people’s suggestions don’t have YouTube clips, so it’ll take me a while to watch all of them. And there are still some ones I need to watch on YouTube.

Feedback is welcome.

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