In recent years, schools have been incorporating more and more subjects taught in English in their programs, and bilingual programs are becoming more popular. The fact that children have access to educational content in more than one language; has several benefits, and many of these go far beyond knowing how to master a foreign language when we go on vacation.
Do you want to know some of these benefits?
- Improve professional careers. In a globalized society, proficiency in a second language, especially an international one such as English, is a high-demanded skill required by companies.
- Protect the brain from cognitive decline. Speaking two or more languages dramatically increases the brain’s cognitive reserves. In other words, the brain’s ability to resist any deterioration, such as dementia.
- Improve attention span. It is difficult for children to pay attention and keep that concentration over time. Some studies show that those who speak two languages tend to focus on how the language works.
- Boost critical thinking. Knowing several languages helps children learn on their own how to relate the meaning of words and cultural customs in both languages. This allows them to develop critical thinking skills and broaden their horizons.
At Smile and Learn, we have both educational and extracurricular content in seven languages, making it the perfect platform for bilingual education. If you have not tried our educational platform yet, you can do so for free.