Benefits of a second Language

The Benefits of a Bilingual Education

The benefits of a bilingual education on a child’s mind have long been established. Some of these benefits include:

  • Canadian researchers have found on average that bilingual students have an IQ 14 points higher than monolingual students.
  • Bilingualism improves memory, decision-making and cognitive skills.
  • Second language comprehension enhances music and mathematical skills.
  • Children between the ages of 0-7 have the best natural retention of second languages.
  • Develop capacity to learn and understand educational concepts
  • Have a better analytical and critical mind
  • Bilingual education is a powerful factor of intellectual stimulation
  • Bilingual education make concepts more transferable
  • Better results in mathematics and music (Broca’s area)
  • Students reach and exceed their own academic potential

More than just a Second Language

Along with the practical advantages of raising a bilingual child, there are also several other benefits that come with learning a new language.

  • Discovering a new culture
  • Developing different ways of thinking
  • Encouraging tolerance and worldliness
  • Receiving a better chance of succeeding in school
  • Expanding a student’s world through communication
  • Ability for a bilingual child to learn a 3rd, even 4th language
  • Bilingual children develop more tolerance and broadmindedness
  • Better ability to adapt to new situations
  • Better sensitivity in interpersonal communication
  • Better chance to succeed in school
  • Better chance in life