What are the benefits of language learning?

  • Learning another language at an early age:

    • It has a positive effect on intellectual growth and academic achievement.
    • Enriches and enhances a child’s mental development.
    • It leaves students with more mental flexibility, Benefits of Language Learningcritical thinking and creativity.
    • Improves a child’s understanding of his/her native language.
    • It creates a greater sensitivity to language and a better ear for listening.
    • It gives a child the ability to communicate with people he/she would otherwise not have the chance to know.
    • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
    • Gives a student a head start on language requirements for college.
    • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset. 

    Source: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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