5 benefits to language learning

The World Cup finally kicks off this week! And since all seven year olds will learn a foreign language from September 2014, now is the perfect time to brush up on your language skills.

So what are the benefits? Whether you study French, German or Spanish, Mandarin, Latin or ancient Greek, a foreign language opens doors:

  1. Endless career opportunities: Being bilingual offers better career prospects – including the chance to compete in the global job market.
  2. High achievers: Research shows that children who speak a second language perform better in tests and exams – even boosting literacy skills in their own mother tongue.
  3. Be a culture vulture: Learning a new language opens up a new world – literally! When children are more aware of cultural differences, it broadens their outlook.
  4. Confidence booster: The Department of Education and Skills published a report proving that learning a second language in primary school “develops self-confidence, enthusiasm, curiosity for languages and openness…” What’s not to like?!
  5. Boost brain power: Numerous studies show that learning a language improves your cognitive skills. That means children and young adults develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills fast!

Children’s brains are like sponges; they soak up new sounds and facts much quicker than adults. That’s why learning a new language can be such an exciting activity.

Do you want to give your child a head start this summer, or support your child’s language learning whether at primary or GCSE level?

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One Response to “5 benefits to language learning”

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