5 reasons to teach your child a foreign language

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5 reasons to teach your child a foreign language

By Kirsty Finlayson

Teaching a child a foreign language comes with many benefits, here are the top five... 

There are many advantages that come with teaching a child a foreign language. By exposing your child to new languages and cultures at such a young age you are giving them mountains of opportunities for their future.

At Boolino, we have examined a few of the benefits that come with teaching your child a foreign language, and here are the best ones!

Why you should teach your child a foreign language

  1. Higher grades, and overall academic achievement

Yep, you heard it right! By teaching your child a foreign language they will already have a better chance of succeeding academically.

A study found that children who were bilingual had better grades in their important school exams and were more likely to get A's!

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  1. Critical thinking skills

If you are teaching your child a foreign language, they will gain critical thinking skills at the same time.

Critical thinking comes with conjugating new verbs and learning a different vocabulary. This will give your child that extra push at school to solve problems.

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  1. Cultural awareness

Your child will learn about other people and cultures at the same time as learning new words. They will be open to learning new things and travelling to new places.

By learning a different language, your child will be more open-minded and compassionate. In our international world, this is a great skill!

  1. Raise a social butterfly

Kids who can speak two languages are known for being more social. In fact, a recent study showed that bilingual kids are better at communicating, and show more empathy.

Bilingual children have to think when and where they speak the different languages, as well as to whom. This means that they always have to weigh up social situations.

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  1. Mental agility

If you decide to teach your child a foreign language, you are paving the way for a healthier life.

Those who are bilingual tend to be mentally healthier for longer. A study proved that bilingual stroke victims recover quicker and that being bilingual even slows the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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