Learning a new language as a child at a young age is definitely advantageous. There are various reasons for this, including the fact that it is simply easier for children to accomplish. Additionally, a second language allows for increased potential to open up doors for them in adulthood.
To find out what specific benefits your kids could stand to reap by becoming bilingual during their formative years, make sure to read on.
In general terms, the younger a person is, the easier it is for them to learn a new language. This isn’t to say that it is necessarily straightforward for kids to learn a second- or even third-language — no matter how old you are, whether you’re 5 or 50, a degree of effort is always going to be required with regards to an exercise this demanding. Studies do suggest, though, that the way children absorb information makes it much simpler for them pick up words, phrases, and colloquialisms — most of the time, they will do so without even realizing.
If you wish to speed up the process of your children becoming bilingual, then you should enroll them in extra-curricular language lessons. Going one step further than the education they receive at school will be sure to provide them with the structure they need to take this venture seriously; it will, of course, also give them more time to practice their language of choice. If this language is Mandarin, then you should look into enrolling your children on the Mandarin lessons London taught at CSL. If you do, your child will have the chance to take their learning further afield — all the way over to China, in fact.
Bilingual job applicants are always more desirable
If your children step into the world of adulthood, knowing a number of languages, they will have a head start when it comes to landing the best jobs. This is because bilingual candidates are always seen as more desirable than those who can only speak their mother tongue.
Even if the jobs and/or educational courses that your children go for in the future do not necessarily require them to speak another language, having such a skill on their individual resumes will showcase the fact they are knowledgeable and hard working. Of course, it also means that, should they decide to move abroad to an area that speaks the second-tongue they are well versed in, they will find it much easier to get a job and fit into the culture. For the sake of their future career development, then, it’s definitely worth pushing your kids towards the life skill of being bilingual.
If you wish for your children to be able to speak a plethora of languages by the time they reach adulthood and to subsequently reap all of the benefits of being bilingual that are listed above, then you need to get the ball rolling with this exercise as early as possible.
published gloucestercitynews.net | May 17, 2019