Preschool through Grade 12

The Power of Languages: Students Benefit from Being Bilingual

Did You Know?
  • Being bilingual makes you smarter. It improves both children’s cognitive skills and their social abilities.
  • Multilingual children are often better at communication than children with one language.
  • Children in multilingual environments routinely practice considering the perspectives of others.
  • Learning a second language increases a child’s cultural awareness.
  • Neurobiology research shows that speaking two languages from early childhood may delay age‐related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Multilingual children have a heightened ability to monitor their surroundings.
  • The earlier a child starts learning a new language the better, as the ability to learn languages decreases with age.

References:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/t...
  2. http://www.newyorkfamily.com/que-pasa-mommy/
  3. http://www.brainfacts.org/sensing‐thinking‐behavin...
  4. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunda...