Learning Foreign Language From Early Age

Importance and effects of learning foreign language during childhood.

Learning a foreign language is an inevitable part of our lives. With globalization, interacting and communicating have become an important key factor in our lives. In today’s world, even from a very early age, children had becomes learned at least one different language. Because the global language around the world is English, the learned one is also English as well. It’s not even a choice but has become obligatory. This obligation, however, has some positive and negative statements.

Getting involved with another language improves brain development. Children who learn a foreign language from earlier ages have better cognitive development than their peers who don’t learn one. With this cognitive development, some parts of the brain work better and positively affect their problem-solving, interaction, and general life skills. By experiencing a whole different language, they may start to accept differences from the very beginning of life and it affects social development, and their worldview as well. Additionally, learning a new language is not just about academic and cultural aspects. Kids can become aware of the importance of globalization.

However, it may cost as well. Sometimes, again from a developmental perspective, it can be too early to learn another language even before commanding the mother language. It can confess babies too early. Even some scientific research has shown that bilingual children have slower language processes. Most bilingual kids can’t start to talk until the age of 2, which is the natural age of starting to talk. This issue may also concern parents as well as kids themselves.

In conclusion, although we can’t deny the importance of foreign language education, the important factor is time. There’s no need to rush to teach a foreign language from the age of 2 or 3. It can be begun by the elementary school as well.