THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGEPosted On
When choosing a prep school for your child, it’s important to look for one that offers classes that will help your child develop academically and socially. Dual-language classes allow children to learn a new language while learning other important lessons as they progress through school. This can provide many benefits, including:
Discovering New Cultures
When children study a new language in prep school, they learn much more than just a new language! These classes make it easier to learn the language by including lessons about countries and cultures where that language is spoken. Your child will learn about new cultures as he learns a new language, which can inspire him to develop a desire to learn more about the world around him. Your child has the opportunity to learn two other languages other than English if s/he starts in our early childhood grades! At Legacy, there is the added bonus of adding Mandarin Chinese as a third language in 5 th grade if one has come up in our dual language grades learning English and Spanish.
Becoming Stronger with Speaking Skills
Learning a new language as an adult is more challenging than learning it as a child. Children are better equipped to hear and mimic certain sounds, making it easier to understand the different sounds of a new language and pick them up quickly. When children are exposed to a new language, they may also develop a stronger understanding of the rules of their native language. The brain that has learned two languages at an early age can function at a higher rate, due to the second language triggering a different part of the brain. Let Legacy help your child become more marketable because s/he has not only strong English skills, but Spanish and Mandarin Chinese as well!
Getting Comfortable with Social Interaction
Charter school provides kids with many opportunities for learning. These opportunities include social interactions with their peers. Language classes naturally involve a lot of talking and scholars typically practice new lessons by talking to one another. Scholars who are shy or don’t have a lot of experience talking to their peers can become more comfortable with social interaction thanks to language classes.
Opening New Work and Travel Opportunities
As children get older, the ability to speak a second language will provide them with many new opportunities. Scholars who can speak a second language will be able to apply for jobs that list this as a requirement. They will also be better equipped to travel to countries where that language is spoken and may even feel more inspired to travel than scholars who only speak one language.
Your child can benefit from dual language classes and much more at Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy. Call us at (469) 552-3696 to learn more about our charter school in Plano.