Across the world, it is becoming more and more common to know multiple languages. In fact, people who are bilingual now outnumber those who aren't. In the majority of the developed countries [instead of "large countries"] like the United States, UK or France, where bilingual education is not mandatory, this may seem surprising. However, people [instead of "countries"] across the world have recognized for quite some time the benefits of being bilingual. Let’s explore a few of these benefits.
1.Being bilingual can improve academic success.
Repeated studies have shown that being able to understand and communicate in multiple languages can improve brain function. Namely, being multilingual can help with analysis, problem, solving, and even multitasking.
2. Knowing multiple languages can improve judgment skills.
Because a non-native language has less of an emotional attachment to the speaker than their native language, those who know multiple languages are able to see things from multiple points of view.
3. There are health benefits associated.
Mounting evidence shows that there may be health benefits to being multilingual, such as delayed onset of dementia and Alzheimers as well as a better chance of surviving a stroke.
At International Child Book, we know how important and beneficial it can be to become bilingual. That’s why we encourage children and parents to begin young. Establishing a foundation early in life can help set up students on a path of success in their language journey.