Here are some of the benefits of
learning a second language:
It will be easier and faster to
learn any language if your brain is already wired to be open to a
Even if you do not learn to speak
a second language fluently at an early age, you can pick it up later
and can still learn it at a native speaker or near native speaker
level after you have been exposed to the sound system of the
language at an early age.
Studying a foreign language is
excellent for the developing brain. It has been proven that children
that study a second language do better on math, vocabulary and
social study tests.
If you make another language and
culture a vital part of your child’s life, you are helping them
become more tolerant and more understanding. You are bringing up
global citizens, therefore giving your child a chance to travel and
maybe even live abroad.
Foreign language learning improves
your listening skills, improves your memory, and is believed to make
you more creative.
Knowing another language,
understanding another culture builds self-esteem.
In 2004 the University College
of London conducted a study and examined the brains of over a
hundred people who learned a second language starting from a very
young age. They found that these people had a denser grey matter
than those who learned a language later.
Exposure to a second language
increases the ability to look at problems in many different ways. It
makes you understand that there is more than one way to evaluate
something, and there is also more than one solution.
Last but not least, please
remember that speaking more than one language will increase your