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The Benefits of Having Bilingual Kids

The Benefits of Having Bilingual Kids Illustration - Train togheter with Child. (PHOTO Exlusive)
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 - 01:38

TIMESHONGKONG, JAKARTA – Lots of school nowadays attempting to use bilingual methods on their teaching technique. English, Japanese, France, Arabic usually become their second language at the school. But do you know what are the benefits of having kids with multiple language? Check this out.

1. Cognitive Development

Learning second language at early age will make them easier to take the language. Erika Levy, Ph.D., assistant professor speech and language pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University, AS, children at the age of 2 or 3 could elaborate their language easier than the adult.

They have better memories and are able to recall things more quickly. Once they know two languages, they have a greater ability to acquire a third language or beyond.

2. They would have a better pronunciation

François Thibaut, director of The Language Workshop for Children di New York said that children at the age of 3 are the best students to learn phonetic.

Which mean, they will have a better pronunciation rather than when they learn it when they are older.

3. Fluent

A study published on Journal Cognitive Psycholgy said that kids who learn a second language will be more fluent in delivering the language as if they it's their mother tongue.

4. More focus

A study by Ellen Bialystok, OC, FRSC, a linguist from York University, Canada stated that people who speak multiple language have more ability to work on two tasks at the same time, and it wont distract their focus. They could handle it very well.

5. More creative

Kids with multiple language will be more creative in learning, they will be less shy and has bigger self esteem than they should be.

6. Greater ability to acquire a third language or beyond.

Bialystok said that kids who speak bilingual will have a greater ability to acquire a third language or beyond.

7. Decreased the Alzheimer possibility

American Academy of Neurology said the accumulation of bilingual effects on kids could be a barrier for Alzheimer when they are old. It will increase the brain cognitive development. (*)

Writer : Deasy Mayasari
Editor : Khodijah Siti
Publisher : Lucky Setyo Hendrawan

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