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Why Learn a Second Language Early?

 

What research has concluded about children learning a foreign language:

 

Window of Opportunity

Children can easily pick up native accents with great proficiency while adults often have difficulty understanding and pronouncing the sounds. Take advantage of your young child’s “window of opportunity” to easily absorb a second language.

 

Cognitive & Academic Benefits

Studies show that learning a second language is associated with stronger communication skills, higher standardized test scores, better problem solving and better memory skills.

 

Lifelong Benefits

It enables them to pick up additional languages more easily and gives them a greater appreciation of other cultures. Children with the ability to communicate in more than one language will have a valuable asset as the world economies become more globalized.

 

References

  • Can Preschool Children Be Taught a Second Language? By Jeanette Vos Ed.D. :
    earlychildhoodnews.com
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), What the Research Shows :
    actfl.org