Algonquin

Foreign languages for kids

May 19, 2022

Did you know that the perfect time to learn a new language is before someone reaches the age of 10? The child’s brain is ripe for retaining the information overload that is the understanding of a brand-new language, however most often that time jump creeps up on us when it’s simply too late.

But what even are the benefits of learning a new language? Well, in America only 20% of students are bilingual while in Europe that percentage is significantly higher, landing at a whopping 92%. Additionally, knowing a second language can create the possibility for a wage increase for future jobs by up to 15%. Even aside from this, learning a new language unlocks different parts of the human brain that unleashes a world of potential.

What are the benefits of learning a second language as a child?

  1. Learning a second language improves the following skills:
    • Concentration
    • Problem solving
    • Critical thinking
    • Memory
    • Cognitive skills
    • Grammar
    • Reading skills
    • Multitasking
  2. Learning a new language helps to teach children how to build cultural connections with lifestyles that they may not be familiar with, along with a more well-rounded knowledge of the world we live in.
  3. The early retention of a language can also help to foster a natural sounding accent in said language

Learning a second language can help children in a plethora of ways, which in turn develops more opportunities in later college and career circumstances.

At Best Brains of Algonquin, our dedicated phonics levels and heavy emphasis on grammar, spelling, and vocabulary from an early age make Best Brains English an ideal program for children for whom English is a second language. If your child is in the process of learning English as their second language, Best Brains of Algonquin is here to provide enrichment to idealize their education! Schedule your free placement test today to see how we can help your child be their best.

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