As Hola People, we aware of how is important for children to learn a second language like adults. And, we are willing to tell you 5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language.
1- For speaking to more people
Do you know how many languages are spoken in the world? And, how many people can you communicate with if you learn how to speak one more language? Let me tell you, Spanish gets you to speak approximately 420 million people. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world.
When you learn a foreign language as a child or teach a second language to your children and they will have a whole life to get advantages of it. To have more career opportunities, to understand deep insight about how others see the world, to have more fun when you travel, to have varied friendships and so on.
2- It’s easier to learn for children
Years ago people believed that learning a second language would confuse a child. Now, research proves that children who speak a second language perform better than non-bilingual students, in standardized tests.
Let’s imagine, you and your child start to learn Spanish at the same time. Do you know who will speak better after a year? Definitely, the answer is your child. And, many researchers believe that learning a foreign language before the puberty and even better earlier it allows children to speak more fluently, almost like native speakers because their brain is as “sponges” for learning a language. Also, they speak beyond biases. They don’t care if they make a mistake about grammar, vocabulary. That makes them speak easier and faster.
Also, there’s much less complex information to digest for children. Kids usually only learn to associate words with their meanings. But in adulthood, we make it more difficult to learn a second language.