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.