Foreign language proficiency offers children many advantages and benefits in early childhood as well as in their future academic and professional lives. As one of the most widely spoken languages and also one of the main languages of technology, the English language can open many doors for your child.
One advantage of studying English is that it considerably increases your child’s job chances because English fluency is a highly sought-after ability in global business. On the other hand, knowing a foreign language will allow your children to travel, exchange experiences without obstacles, and also broaden their horizons. It will give them the opportunity to travel freely, and meet different people and cultures, through which they will develop their personality and character.
The social context is not the only reason for learning English. There are also numerous educational and cognitive reasons that you can explore below:
- Enhances a positive self-concept
When children master a foreign language, they will feel strong, capable, and satisfied. Knowing English will allow them to explore the wider world and search for the content beyond the borders of their country. They will feel that they can achieve great things – that they will be able to get a job abroad, enroll in a university, travel freely, and explore science to the smallest detail – 75% of the scientific literature (80% stored electronically) is available in the English language.
Kids will feel privileged to read, watch movies without subtitles, sing and memorize foreign songs, and even just write and create their personal content.
- Nurture child’s curiosity and motivation
When children have mastered the English language, information on the Internet, but also outside of it, will be more accessible to them, and their interest and motivation for research will understandably increase. They will be able to spend hours researching new topics and content that were not available to them before.
In this way, children will develop an exceptional motivation for improvement and progress, but they will actually become curious and willing to learn about everything that has been beyond their linguistic and physical limits until now.
- Improve child’s brain activity
According to studies, speaking in a foreign language or studying one, keeps your brain busy. Knowing the English language will help your child train, but also maintain a healthy and active brain. It has been proven that bilinguals are less susceptible to Alzheimer’s and dementia and have a more pronounced memory and creativity.
When children learn a language, they learn not only words but also sentence constructions and rules that help them make logical conclusions and apply them in their native language. On the other hand, while learning new words and adopting grammar rules, children actively use their brains and exercise their memory, which in this way develops and strengthens.
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Meet our ABKA center – an innovative English learning program full of fun interaction for comprehensive child development.
Kids will not only learn the most widespread language, but they will progressively build their empathy, inclusivity, and mindfulness. Find out more about our ABKA English language course on the link.
If your child is 7-8 years old and shows a great interest in the English language, we can help him/her to master the Cambridge English language program and earn this prestigious degree.
In addition to regular group classes in our ABKA educational center, from now on you can enroll your child in individual, preparatory Cambridge English language classes, Level 1. Wanna find out more? Send us an inquiry about the program at the link.