The benefits of learning a second language at an early age…
It improves a child's comprehension of his or her native language.
It aids in intellectual growth.
It enhances a child's mental development.
Children that know a second language have more flexibility in their thinking.
They have a greater sensitivity for language and a better ear for listening.
It expands the child’s ability to communicate with other people that they would not normally be able communicate with.
It expands the child’s understanding of other cultures.
It increases opportunities for more careers where knowing a second language can be of a huge benefit.
Studies show that children in foreign language programs have demonstrated greater cognitive development, creativity, and divergent thinking than monolingual children. Several studies show that people who are competent in more than one language outscore those who are speakers of only one language on tests of verbal and nonverbal intelligence. When children are adequately exposed to two languages at an early age, they are more flexible and creative and they reach higher levels of cognitive development at an earlier age than their monolingual peers.