So today let’s get diverted from the mainstream line suggestions and move towards what has become one of the major demanding skills in such a competitive place.
I’m talking about stepping into a foreign world through its language. Now has this become a trend or is it really important to learn a second language and even a third if you can.?
When we consider teaching kids a foreign language, it is important to keep in mind the benefits that knowing and gaining this skill might bring to your kids in the future. At a career-wise level, professionals able to communicate in a second or third language are always more in demand since they can embrace additional responsibilities and job opportunities.
Longitudinal studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children.
Also just think, today English has become such a common language, used almost in every part of world. So what extra advantage or perk you hold that would make you highlighted in a crowd of pupils. It can be the knowledge of such other language. Learning French, German, Japanese or any other language involves memorising rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle. The brain, like any muscle, functions well with exercise. So this also sets better levels for a kid in his academics and even sports too.
It even helps children to better understand other cultures, expressions and styles of communication. This can encourage children to appreciate how big the world is and will open their mind greatly – which is always a good thing.
And no one can deny the fact, that doing all this at an early is the best because the younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.
Also at such an age, they have enough time too to grasp all new things through fun activities, not just formally making them sit in a class rather being in informal open space.
Finally, children that are advanced or fluent in a foreign language will feel especially satisfied when practising it abroad. Discovering that they are able to communicate with foreign people will boost their self esteem, autonomy and confidence.
So i guess the younger, the better is apt for the writeup and yes, it is now the best time always to start off. So go gather your plus points..!! i hope it turns out effective…