Research about second language acquisition consistently points to the benefits of starting the exposure and learning early. Not just to foster fluency and proper pronunciation, but for all the additional cognitive benefits that result from being bilingual and/or learning a second (or third, or fourth) language. Please check out the related articles and research below. Also, please email me if you ever come across a relevant link! ¡Gracias!
Read here to learn the latest info on the Benefits of Bilingualism
Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains
New York Times article – There are social benefits to bilingualism as well!
Can preschoolers learn a secondary language?
Being Bilingual Alters Your Brain
Early exposure to a new language capitalizes on a child’s brain development and their willingness to learn. During the pre-school years, students’ brains are wired for learning additional languages* and their enthusiasm for learning, trying and playing with the language is boundless. Singing with Señora makes the most of their capabilities by creating a fun, song-filled, non-threatening environment in which to absorb and learn.
I often hear questions from parents about the real benefits of learning a new language at such a young age. Besides the fact that my students love coming to class, check back here often for recent research and articles. The more your students flex that language learning “muscle” in their brain, the better!