Boise Children can enjoy the benefits of learning a second language
Studies have shown the benefits children gain in learning a foreign language. Some of the benefits include higher scores on standardized tests, greater cognitive development, increased confidence in
target language use, and positive attitudes toward other languages and cultures. Adults benefit as well. Many experts predict that being bilingual will not only be a strategic advantage in the workplace,
but that within 20 years, it will be crucial for success in many industries.
Brain research: Implications for Second Language Learning
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
has many great articles. This
is a PDF discussing second language learning benefits.
How Treasure Valley adults benefit from learning Spanish
Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'
This BBC Article
details a recent study about bilingual people and dementia compared to monolinguals.
Learning new language helps reduce brain decay
Learning a foreign language can help protect the brain against the ravages of ageing, study suggests
What is TPR Storytelling?
TPR Storytelling is a language learning technique that Puentes Language Programs utilizes with children and adults alike. Here is more info on TPRS
Your child can see benefits from learning a second language
ACTFL answers questions: Should foreign language instruction start earlier in the U.S.? Are immersion programs equally effective for younger and older students? and more... Great article!
Benefits of Early Language Learning
Discover a stockpile of information
on the many ways in which learning a foreign language early can benefit a child's development.
Learning a second language at an early age...
of benefits to children of language learning by the American Council on the Teaching of Foriegn Languages (AFCTL).