At any age, learning a foreign language is tremendously appreciable experience. Especially language learning for children has the most to gain from this wonderful adventure. Simply we can say that starting to learn any language at early age offer many benefits and opportunities.
Children will assume that learning a new language is something to look into, to play around with, and to enjoy. Their enthusiasm is both infectious and effective and the most important is the alacrity with which they pick up their first language is nearly miraculous.
However there are many benefits if you learn new languages at an early stage. Following are some of the advantages of early language learning.
- Higher test scores: Many reports have proven that the students who have studied a foreign language obtained or performed much better than their individualized peers on many standardized tests.
- Achieve better and more advanced reading skills: A study by York University in Canada suggests that the children who learned more than one language(bilingual) gives them an advantage in learning to read the second language. They can apply one language with the other in order to wider their experience which gives them a big leg up. As they grow older, they can read two languages much better.
- Children can get greater confidence because they always discover new things and with deeper and broader passion. And also they have a natural “window of opportunity” in which language learning is spontaneous and natural, the ease and pleasure of the experience may boost their confidence and their desire for new discoveries.
- Gives brains a boost: Some research into the effects of bilingualism on children suggests that learning more than one language is an excellent way of flexing and building their brain.
- Children will get natural-sounding, and native-like accent because they always mimic what they hear, and are surprisingly good at it! They are attuned well to slight differences in tone and sound.
- Children will get greater opportunities in universities and careers because many educational and business institutions are placing students who are having knowledge in more than one language.
- Whenever s/he travels to a different place, if s/he is familiar with the native language it gives you feel as if you’re part of the culture and the life of this new “world”.
- You will have greater grasp of one’s first language including a richer vocabulary.
- You will build good relationships between your friends and relatives who speaks other language by communicating in their language.
- An all-family activity: Make sure that you learn a language in your family by talking in that language makes you a efficient learner.
Your child, your family and others will benefit in these ways from learning a second language. You will also find new and even unique uses, opportunities and ideas open up as you adapt your language learning process to your and your child’s needs and aspirations.