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Benefits of language learning at an early age

In this modern era, those who can speak more than one language are more open to global opportunities. Parents are now emphasizing making their children bilingual. Learning a new language at an early age is more time-effective than teaching them later. An engaging learning process can boost mental growth and improve academic performance. 

Research suggests that learning a new language gives you a natural accent as your brain is more flexible and ready to capture. Fluency in two or more languages gives you a prime seat over monolinguists. It helps increase your concentration levels and inculcates other related skills. Bilinguals are often considered good problem-solvers who can work at their full potential.

Let’s explore the importance of learning a foreign language at a young age:

1. Good Grasping Power

You must be surprised to know that a have good grasping power over others. Children who start learning a new language tend to understand concepts better and memorize lessons more actively. Learning a new language also boosts their memory and improves academic performance. 

Making your children learn a second language at an early age is good for their overall growth and builds their character. They become confident while speaking the language. Even their curiosity and eagerness to keep learning soar high. It also helps increase their retention capacity and opens them to more opportunities. 

2. Better cognitive learning

Being fluent in a second language one language increases your brain’s potential to learn more. An extra skill in your children helps them achieve better results than others. When young, your child’s brain reacts better to new things. Their brain makes easy adjustments and enables you to prosper. 

Learning a second language when young is excellent for your child’s mental health. Early age language learning tends to improve analytical skills in children. With the ability to understand more than one language, your child develops the ability to understand better and cope with situations easily. 

3. Exposure to global opportunities

With one more skill added to your child’s skill set, it becomes easy for them to grab more opportunities as an adult. To emerge as a global talent, language learning plays a significant role. It helps your children convert their skills into job opportunities for them as adults. In this era of globalization, companies are more interested in hiring candidates having fluency in a second language. Companies tend to pay more to bilinguals as they perform better in cross-border deals.

Your children have to retain fluency in more than one language, as it renders excellent benefits compared to monolingual children. Try to spark your child’s interest in learning a foreign language early on as it promotes their overall mental, physical, and career growth.

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Marhaba! My name is Lubna Hana. I am from Iraq, Baghdad. I have a B.A. degree in Elementary education and 25 years of experience working as an elementary teacher. I am passionate about volunteering in churches teaching children and teenagers in need. My goal is to allow children to have a great learning experience in my classroom and always have fun while learning. Embracing this belief has a profound effect on what and how I teach. I am so lucky and happy to be part of the Bright Loritos team, which I consider my multilingual family.