Language learning has a multitude of positive influences for your child across different areas. One area that research indicates language learning may benefit is cognition. Children who learn a second language see a variety of cognitive advantages that their monolingual peers do not. In this blog, we will go over some of these benefits.
Better listening skills
When you learn a second language, you automatically learn better listening skills. This is because your brain has to learn how to discern between the two languages, which dictates that they must listen closely.
Children who learn a second language are also often better at multitasking than their peers. When you speak multiple languages, you often must switch seamlessly between them. This ability translates into the ability to switch between tasks.
Additionally, learning a second language requires you to selectively listen for one language over the other. The need to suppress the other language while speaking teaches the brain how to suppress other distractions and focus on one task at a time.
Better problem solving
Speaking a foreign language requires us to better our problem-solving skills because when you aren’t fluent in the language, problems come up often. We may forget a word or phrase, or not know how to communicate an idea at all. By being forced to stumble through these moments, it betters problem-solving skills outside of the context of language learning as well.
Clearly, learning a new language has cognitive benefits for your child. To maximize their fluency, contact Crossing Borders Preschool today. Our language immersion preschool in Pearland, TX, teaches children a second language by surrounding them with it, promoting fluency. Contact us today to learn more about our preschool in Pearland!