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by Erica Fischer on Oct 30, 2010

Benefits of Being Bilingual

Learning a second language at an early age has many, many benefits including:

  • Having a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriching and enhancing a child’s mental development.
  • Giving students more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improving a child’s understanding of his/her native language.
  • Giving a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Opening the door to other cultures and helping a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Giving a student a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increasing job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.

Reprinted with permission from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Erica Fischer
Erica is the founder and CEO of Calico Spanish. Her passion for teaching her own children to speak Spanish led her to create Calico Spanish. Our mission is to give all children the opportunity to learn to speak real Spanish for life.

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