WHY LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE??

//WHY LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE??

Since decades it was thought that teaching foreign languages to pre-school children was in vain. Research indicates quite the opposite. It has been found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation.

The brain is open to new sounds and patterns. The thought process of people who speak more than one language is different than single language speakers. We at OES International School strongly believe that learning a foreign language from young age has many benefits. These benefits extend way beyond being able to order a cup of tea in a foreign country.

We start teaching the Spanish language from the Nursery level. Using the mediums of music and drama, play-like activities, the children can be heard spontaneously singing along to Spanish songs and without even realizing they are learning a foreign language. Children who learn a foreign language outscore in math and language, proving that learning additional language is a cognitive activity not just a linguistic one.

It enhances critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind. It involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen the mental muscle. It also helps developing empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures & ideas and prepares them to take their place globally. Furthermore, in later years, it also assists them in career opportunities.

The different advantages in learning a foreign language are:

  • You become smarter
  • You build multitasking skills
  • You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Your memory improves
  • You become more perceptive
  • Your decision-making skills improve
  • You improve your English
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