How can we secure a better future for our children? One of the ways is by introducing them to a foreign language from an early age.
Last week we named some advantages in part 1, this week we'll talk about a few more.
- Knowing one or more foreign languages is becoming essential in today's globalised world. Soon those who only speak one language will be left behind.
- learning another language becomes easier because their brain acquires the skill to break down in a series of steps the techniques of learning and their capacity to reproduce the same process over and over is enhanced.
* It boosts their CV
Their chances of finding a decent job in the future will be greater. It will be an asset that their employer will appreciate. They will be regarded as highly motivated individuals.
Travelling will be more enjoyable for them if they can communicate in the language spoken in their host country. They will be able to understand more about the culture and the way of life.
* It builds up their self-confidence.
Confidence increases when a new skill is mastered, and confident people are more successful.
* It builds up their multitasking skills.
Because they learn to switch between two system speech and writing, they can easily apply this new ability to everything else.
* In part 1 we talked about how learning a second language boosts their memory. Another big advantage is that it prevents the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia. The first sign of dementia usually appears around age 71.4. For adults who speak two or more languages the mean age is 75.5
* It helps them when pursuing a Higher Education.
For people who get a satisfactory level of French, for example, the French Government offers grants to enrol in post-graduate courses in France in the discipline of their choice to any of the French renowned Universities and business schools. Other European Governments offer the same advantages.
I hope that these two articles have fully convinced you that giving your child the opportunity to speak a foreign language will certainly make all the difference for him/her in the future.