There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Children who are exposed to multiple languages at an early age are able to activate certain networks within the brain that enhance cognitive function. Studies have shown that those who speak more than one language tend to score better on standardized tests (especially in math, reading and vocabulary); are better at remembering lists or sequences; and are more perceptive to their surroundings. In addition, learning a second language can also help avoid cognitive decline in old age. Given all these benefits, how can we support children in learning more than one language?
Join us for a conversation with Christine L. Schulze, J.D., Vice President of Concordia Language Villages at Concordia College, on the power of second language learning.