Enhancement of academic skills
In fact, children who are enrolled in foreign language programs score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English than their single-language counterparts. A number of College Entrance Examination Board reports have demonstrated that children who have learned a second language earn higher SAT scores, particularly on the verbal section of the test.
Boost in brainpower, vocabulary and self- esteem
Learning another language enhances a child’s English capabilities. A young child can easily learn that the words flower and una flor have the same meaning, and that one is in English while the other is in Spanish. Children can learn much about English by learning the structure of other languages. Children who have the ability to switch naturally between languages and are able to converse with different people in those languages feel very good about themselves and their abilities. A sense of real ownership of both Spanish and English can do wonders in raising a child’s self-esteem.
Enrichment of your child’s mental development
Research suggests that learning a second language at an early age can enrich mental development. Babies and toddlers who have been exposed to a second language may have higher IQ scores.
Enhancement of your child’s critical thinking skills.
Children who receive even small amounts of second-language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems than those who do not. Young children easily learn to think in two languages. The developement of that ability triggers the essential abstract thinking skills that are the basic tools for further learning.
Do you know that acquiring
new language skills makes children smarter?
Research proves that children who are exposed to a second language at an early age achieve much better academic results, not only in languages but also in math, science and music. In general, they also benefit from superior brain power and cognitive skills.