At Crossing Borders Preschool, as a language immersion school, we believe wholeheartedly in the importance of teaching young children a foreign language. We have seen firsthand the ways that students can benefit from learning a new language. Here are just some of the many benefits of teaching your child a foreign language:
Research shows that exposing children as young as three to a foreign language allows them to be more easily fluent later in life. Developmentally speaking, young children’s brains are optimal for learning a foreign language. It becomes more difficult to learn a foreign language after puberty, as we do not have the same ability to replicate sounds as we do when we are younger.
Learning a foreign language has amazing benefits for cognition for children and adults alike. When children learn a foreign language, they benefit from better problem-solving skills, more creativity, better memory, more mental flexibility, better ability to multi-task, and more.
Learning a foreign language also has benefits for academic performance. The cognitive benefits listed above naturally lead to higher academic achievement. In addition, bilingual students score higher in math skills tests, and have improved English language proficiency.
When children learn foreign languages, it exposes them to other cultures and worldviews. Being bilingual gives them a deeper appreciation of humanity and the differences and similarities we all share. Not only is knowing a foreign language an appealing quality for professional purposes, it also makes your child a better citizen of the world.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in a language immersion school, consider Crossing Borders Preschool. Contact us today to learn more about enrollment.