The Importance of Learning Languages in a Globalized Market
Don’t Let Your Kids’ Get Left Behind in a Globalized Market
As parents, we want nothing but the absolute best for our kids – and that means providing them with all the tools they need to succeed in life.
Did you know…
Only 20% of students in the U.S. are enrolled in foreign language classes? In Europe, that number is 92%.
Of the 20% who ARE enrolled, most of them don’t start learning a language until they’re about 14. In comparison, European kiddos start learning between the ages of 6-9.
Now you’re probably thinking – what exactly does this mean for my kids?
The truth is…
- Bilingual individuals earn 2%-15% more than their monolingual peers.
But why? It’s simple really. We’re moving towards a more globalized world every single day. Naturally, employers are on the lookout for individuals who can effectively communicate with larger groups of people.
Making your bilingual kid very much in demand for the future. I’m not saying monolingual kids won’t grow up to do awesome things, but it’s definitely way more likely if your kid has a language superpower!
And there’s another very important reason employers and colleges look for bilingual individuals. When your kids learn a new language (especially at a young age) their brain forms additional neural pathways.
Bilingual kids literally have different brains that have incredible cognitive abilities. Research shows that bilingual individuals are more likely to think outside the box, have better memories, listening, and attention spans. And this is just off the top of my head!
With such fantastic brain development, no employer or college wants to miss out on tapping into these benefits.
Surprise – it gets even better!
As your munchkins pick up new words and phrases every day, they’ll start to see the beauty in diversity – and it’ll become that much easier for them to form meaningful connections with those who are different from them. Which is also incredibly important in an increasingly globalized market.
A few other perks your kids get to enjoy are improved creativity, more curiosity, a confidence boost, and increased empathy. These may seem like little improvements but can make all the difference whenever your kiddo goes off to interact with the world.
According to research, the best time to introduce your children to a new language is before they turn 6. At such a young age, their brains are super receptive to new information – so you definitely want to put these years to good use.
If you wait till your kids are out of preschool, it’ll become way harder for them to grasp the language. But definitely not impossible either.
Are you ready to prepare your kids for a globalized world?
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