Being bilingual does result in increased earnings and better educational outcomes

A labor market advantage to being bilingual in the U.S.

individuals with immigrant backgrounds who know both English and the language spoken at home—also known as “balanced bilinguals”—are more likely to earn more money than those who only speak English. They are also more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, enter higher status occupations and have more social networks. (source)

The bilingual format generates an environment of trust

A native Spanish speaker, María José Cid says it was difficult when she started giving speeches in English. “I suffered from a fear of public speaking and doing it in a second language was tougher than doing it in my mother tongue,” she says.

But eventually she became more comfortable and confident. Developing bilingual skills is vital in Spain, says Cid. “Current business and career demands make it a must for Spaniards to speak English.” The club’s format of alternating languages from one week to the next helps members greatly, she adds.
Nova Communication also helped one member, Pablo Ibáñez, CC, CL, with his stuttering problem. He’s now the club president. “My goal was to speak in front of an audience and stutter and not be fearful or ashamed of it,” says Ibáñez, who says support from club members helped him realize this goal as well as become more fluent in both languages.
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Bilingual children books: “Water-みず” English-Japanese

Bilingual children books: “Water” English-Japanese (Japanese books in English)

Bilingual children books: "Water-みず" English-Japanese

Water-みず
The Most Important Drink In The World
せかいでいちばんたいせつなのみもの
In this book children can learn in a very entertained way about the importance of water.
It was early in the morning, and all the kitchen inhabitants had awakened as usual from the aroma of the just brewed Coffee.
それはあるはやいあさのことでした。だいどころにいるすべてのじゅうにんたちはいつものようにいれたてのコーヒーのかおりでめをさましました。
“You see, guys, I am the most important drink in the world!” stated Coffee.
「ねぇみんな。ぼくがせかいでいちばんたいせつなのみものだよ!」とコーヒーがいいました。
“I am the one who wakes people up in the morning and gives them the energy for the whole day!”
「みんなのめをさまして、いちにちのエネルギーをあたえることができるんだよ!」。

Lip reading could be a vital skill for language learners of all ages.

In a new study of monolingual and bilingual infants, Northeastern University professor David Lewkowicz and colleagues found that babies do the same, shifting their gaze to a speaker’s lips when they hear unfamiliar languages. But babies raised in bilingual households spend significantly more time studying the mouth than their monolingual counterparts—which suggests that lip reading could be a vital skill for language learners of all ages.

Bilingual Book English-Dutch: Water

Bilingual Book English-Dutch: “Water”

Bilingual Book English-Dutch: Water (Dutch Edition)
It was early in the morning, and all the kitchen inhabitants had awakened as usual from the aroma of the just brewed Coffee
Het was vroeg in de ochtend en alle keukenbewoners waren zoals gebruikelijk wakker geworden van het aroma van de vers gezette koffie.
“You see, guys, I am the most important drink in the world!” stated Coffee.
“Zien jullie, jongens, ik ben de belangrijkste drank in de wereld!” verklaarde de Koffie.

“I am the one who wakes people up in the morning and gives them the energy for the whole day!”
“Ik ben degene die de mensen in de ochtend wakker maakt en hen de energie geeft voor de hele dag!”