Foreign Language

GPA students receive instruction in language: Spanish

 

Kids Who Study Foreign Language Early Learn More Quickly  As children grow, their brains develop, building memories and learning new things.  The earlier your child begins to study a foreign language, the faster they will pick it up, and the longer they’ll retain it.

Bilingual Kids Perform better in School Whether your student is studying German, Spanish or any other foreign language at an earlier age, they’ll do better in school.  This is particularly true of classes that require problem-solving skills and logical thinking, like math and science.  Language skills can also improve the ability to perform well on tests like the SATs, which will help your student get into a better college, and pursue a career in a rewarding field.   Besides helping your child perform better in the formal setting of school, learning a language can enhance your child’s brain power overall.  Learning a language forces the brain to work in a way it normally doesn’t when processing simpler information.  More neural pathways are created, which basically means more brain power.  This translates to better critical thinking skills, and better performance on literacy tests.  Studies have also demonstrated that bilingual children possess better problem-solving skills than monolingual kids, which can serve them well in every area of their lives.

Bilingual People Have More Job Opportunities You want your children to have as many job opportunities available to them as possible, and for them to be successful and financially secure.  Job market competition is at an all time high, and will only increase as more college graduates enter the workforce.  One of the things employers will be looking for more often in the coming years is language skills.

Large corporations and even small businesses that maintain operations both in the United States and in another country need bilingual employees to effectively run their business.

Bilingual People Earn More Those same companies that look for bilingual employees often value language skills so much that they’re willing to pay extra for them.  They may offer a higher salary to someone who speaks a foreign language, or even annual bonuses tied to skill and proficiency.  Your child’s foreign language skills can also mean a longer tenure with a good company that doesn’t want to lose someone with such specialized skills.  In fact, a study showed that employees who are bilingual earn a 20% higher average hourly wage than those who are not.  Now consider what that will mean over the life of your child’s career.  It can be the difference between just getting by, and being quire comfortable.  This is especially important in tumultuous economic situations.

Excerpts taken from:http://kiwifamilies.co.nz & http://kids.spanishblackbelt.com

SPANISH

Benefits of Learning the Spanish Language

  • Tongue language of more or less 380 million people in the world
  • 3rd most widely spoken language in the world and 2nd in the US
  • Expected to be 1st language of 50% of the population of the US

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