Cognitive Functions and Bilingualism
We all know that bilingual proficiency provides more career opportunities. Children who learn more than one language immerse in a diverse cultural spectrum. For example, bilingual education in Virginia develops not only linguistic skills but also a broader racial and cultural outlook.
However, what many people overlook is the cognitive benefits of bilingualism. One study, for instance, explores the neurological processes and changes of learning two languages. Let’s dive deeper!
- Slows down age-related decline
The study analyzes a group of bilinguals and monolinguals, and researchers find that the former develops the symptoms of brain disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) around five years later. Also, a separate study shows that bilingual speakers enjoy better memory and executive control.
- Language learning improvements
Bilinguals are more receptive to new language information. This attention to detail helps bilinguals acquire a third language faster than monolinguals learn a second language.
How Our School Promotes Bilingual Learning
Our bilingual preschool in Virginia inculcates languages at a young age by breaking down the components of each language into smaller chunks. Furthermore, we also develop socially acceptable values to teach respect, cultural diversity, and acceptance.
Early Steps Bilingual Preschool is committed to helping children achieve their full potential academically, linguistically, and socially. Your child will have a safe space to explore, stimulate curiosity, and interact with others freely. Talk to us to learn more about the programs at our preschool in Washington, DC.