WHY IS SO IMPORTANT TO LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE?

Immersion is the best way for a student to become fluent in a foreign language. Early exposure to a second language enhances a child's understanding of English. Children not only develop the ability to communicate in another language, but their cognitive skills also improve. According to Psycholinguistic researchers bilingual speakers likely develop a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals. “Bilingual children are advantaged in being able to ignore irrelevant information, in being able to juggle information, and to switch from one task to another.” Penn State’s Center for Language Science studies benefits of the bilingual brain, Oct. 12, 2011. Therefore giving your child the opportunity of learning another language will the greatest gift for his/her present but also to his future. By far the best way for a preschooler to excel in a foreign language is an immersion program which can be especially useful if neither parent speaks the target language.