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Why choose a bilingual education?

Why Choose a Bilingual Education?

If you’ve ever watched a young child play a complex game of make-believe, or ask question after question about a simple topic, or explore the natural world with pure wonder and excitement, you know that early childhood is a magical time in a child’s life. 

 

Young children have an amazing capacity to learn, to adapt, and to accept new ideas and perspectives with ease — much more naturally than teenagers or adults. 

That’s because from infancy until the age of 12, a child’s mind is incredibly flexible — the brain has not yet set rigid knowledge paths, and it can constantly pass from one mental structure to another.  

 

This makes early childhood the perfect time to learn a second language. 

When children learn two or more languages from a young age, they widen their realms of perception and attention, creating linguistic structures that will benefit them all their lives. The bilingual child is a better student, performs better than average, and acquires the intellectual skills and qualities that educational institutions and businesses value.

 

The lifelong benefits of a bilingual education that begins in childhood include:
  • Greater cultural awareness 
  • Increased reading comprehension
  • Better at focusing and making decisions
  • Stronger performance on standardized tests
  • Higher average salaries in adulthood