Benefits of Learning Spanish at an Early Age
Children Learn Faster and Easier
Because the language centre of their little minds are beginning to bud, this is the perfect time to introduce the Spanish language as they’ll actually be able to learn it much quicker and with ease. The fact that Spanish also happens to be considered one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to learn, is a (most welcome) happy coincidence! This is in part because English acquired almost 30% of its vocabulary from Latin (which is the derivative of the Spanish language). Considering how monumental Spanish could be for a child’s future.
Increases their Confidence and Overall Cognitive Development
Empowering your child with a new language, is a great way to boost their confidence! It also increases their overall cognitive development, which will make them mighty little academics in the classroom!
Gives Them a New Way of Seeing the World
Learning a new language will improve their problem solving skills, and flourish their creativity as it will force them to say things in a different way. For example when describing accidental events, English speakers tend to emphasize the agent (‘I fired the gun’) more than Spanish speakers who prefer to omit the agent (‘the gun went off’).
Develops Positive Attitude Towards Languages and Other Cultures.
It piques a child’s natural inclination to curiosity, with a whole new world of culture. Because they’ll be learning such timely lessons around communication and respect for different cultures, they develop an appreciation and positive attitude towards their global buddies and the languages they speak.
Sets a Strong Foundation for Their Approach to Languages Throughout Their Education and Their Lives in General.
This is a pivotal time to get children involved in languages! Setting a strong foundation for their language learning now, will continue to support them throughout their education and their lives in general.
Children Have Fewer Inhibitions at an Early Age
One superpower children have, is being able to try out new things without fear of embarrassment! Because they have less inhibitions at this age, they happily show off their new language skills, mimic new sounds and embrace learning through play.
Enhances Future Career Opportunities
Ultimately, we want to give our kids the best possible start to a future, with a world of opportunity at their feet. Learning Spanish at our after school clubs will help them navigate an ever increasing global society, with enhanced career opportunities and a wider, more colourful spectrum to form connections. Did you know Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries? In fact, the British Council recently ranked Spanish as the most important second language for British citizens to learn, placing it ahead of French, Arabic and Mandarin. This means your child will be learning at our Spanish clubs what is actually a crucial language in today’s world, significantly increasing the amount of job opportunities available when they eventually make that big step into the world of work.
Boosts Language Development in Children’s Native Tongue
It may surprise you to know, but learning a new language actually impacts language development in children’s native tongue. So, your child can pick up a new language - Spanish, let’s say! But whilst they’re learning a new language, they’ll simultaneously strengthen their grasp of English.