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5 Reasons Why Learning a Second Language Will Help Your Child

Are you looking for a Calgary preschool where your child can learn advanced language skills? Do you want your little one to begin learning a second language from a young age? Continue reading to learn about how we provide language education to all of our students and the benefits of learning a second language early on.


Have you ever tried to learn a new language as an adult? Maybe you have taken language classes or are trying one of the language learning phone apps, such as Duolingo. You may have noticed that it is not an easy task to do when compared to how quickly you learned the English language as a child. This is no coincidence. Research has shown that learning a language is much more straightforward for children. This is because, compared to adults, children have:

  • More time to learn
  • Fewer inhibitors
  • A brain designed to learn
  • Fewer worries about saying something wrong

Additionally, learning a language has been shown to provide children with numerous invaluable benefits. At Grey Matter Montessori, a preschool located in NW Calgary, we have special programs designed to teach children a second language.
 

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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Want to learn more about how Grey Matter Montessori goes the extra mile for you and your child?

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5 Reasons Why Learning a Second Language Will Help Your Child

At a young age, a child's brain is like a sponge, absorbing anything and everything that they see, feel, smell, and hear. This makes preschool the optimal time to start your child's language journey, so that they can capitalize on their early curiosity and expedite the learning process.

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Learning a second language at a young age will lead to: 

1. Improved Academic Performance

Many studies have shown that when compared to monolingual children, bilingual and trilingual children have superior math, writing, and reading skills. Additionally, it has been proven that students who have studied a foreign language early on achieve higher standardized test scores than their monolingual peers. 

2. Development of Key Skills

Not only do you want your child to do well academically, but you also want your child to live a happy and prosperous life. Several studies have shown that learning a second language helps develop key personal skills such as listening, critical thinking, and creativity. These soft skills will help your child in the classroom and in the real world as well.

3. Greater Opportunities for Advancement

Our world is more interconnected than ever, with university and career opportunities abroad becoming more prominent and available. However, many of these are available only to individuals who have a working knowledge of the area's language. Having a fluent understanding of another language can open up incredibly valuable opportunities for your child.

Additionally, many universities and colleges are placing more importance on the value of speaking a second language, and being able to do so will add a new and exciting aspect to your child's application and educational journey.

4. Enriched World View

Having the confidence to speak a language from another part of the world can help us understand and truly experience diverse cultures. In fact, research has shown that bilingual people are more empathetic and respectful of other cultures and individual experiences, and this is critical in a country as diverse as Canada. Being able to connect with people from various backgrounds will be very beneficial for your child as they grow older.

5. More Diverse Vocabulary

Learning a second language will also contribute to the development of your child's overall language skills. As your child learns how to speak a second language, while mastering the components of their first language, they will become more attentive to grammatical rules and vocabulary, leading to strong overall language skills.

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We Are Now Accepting Winter Enrolment Applications

At our NW Calgary Montessori preschool, we ensure that your child is taught critical skills such as math, reading, writing, science, and language development. If you are looking for a preschool that will prioritize the individual needs of your child, Grey Matter Montessori is an excellent option.

We are now accepting applications for winter enrollment! For more information on how to register, or to learn more about our curriculum, contact us at 587-707-4739 or fill in our online contact form.


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