We all heard in the news or read in health and language articles that it is advantageous when learners begin learn language in as early as their childhood years. This is actually a factual case.
According to Amina Khan, writer of Los Angeles Times, a number of researchers conducted a study discussed at the 2011 American Assn. for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC. If there is a study where children learning languages “provide a defense against some effects of Alzheimer’s or just provide a great workout for the brain” then the said study presents various benefits of a person being bilingual.
One of the findings of the said research was that that infants raised in bilingual households can tell unfamiliar foreign languages apart and those bilingual speakers who rapidly switch between languages are better mental multi-taskers than their monolingual counterparts, Khan wrote. In other words, bilingual speakers can infrequently use the wrong language, compared to monolingual speakers.
When children, for example knows French and German as his bilingual languages, he can easily determine when someone speaks French, he can speaks French; or German and vise versa. He is skillful and versatile enough to switch between these two languages and most accurately expresses his own thoughts. A monolingual however, knows only French; he won’t determine if the language is German because he not familiar with it.
Do you know that when learners learn language bilingually, these two languages he knows juggles in his brain that results to maximized cognitive advantages? In fact, a person who knows two different languages is less stressful compared to monolinguals. Personally, I agree with this because I really am a bit stressful especially when oftentimes I encounter Spanish terms with my employment scenery. I get stressed understanding these terms, that’s why if you know English and Spanish, lucky for you! Half of the causes of your stress are automatically eradicated!
These are very important effects that people should be aware of. Learning a second language does not only provide employment or international opportunities for them, but also for their own health benefits.
That’s why, as encouraged by this article proven by the research mentioned above, children, as early as three years old must learn another language. You’re not only investing incredibly wonderful knowledge for them, but you also prepared them to become someone in their own future success.
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Carmelita is an inspired English language writer for Abroad Languages. She is enthusiastic to detail the effectiveness and excellence of the various language schools established in different cities around the globe.