The Benefits of Multilingualism
The advantages that multilinguals exhibit over monolinguals are not restricted to linguistic knowledge only, but extend outside the area of language (Cook 1999, 2002b), and the substantial long-lived cognitive, social, personal, academic, and professional benefits of enrichment bilingual contexts have been well documented (Thomas & Collier 1998).
Is a Language Immersion Program Right for Your Child?
"It's overwhelming enough just trying to choose the right school for your kindergartener, let alone deciding whether she should spend 90 percent of her time being taught standard subjects—like math and science—in a foreign language.
What Research Tells Us About Immersion
Over nearly half a century, research on language immersion education has heralded benefits such as academic achievement, language and literacy development in two or more languages, and cognitive skills. This research also exposes some of the challenges that accompany the immersion model, with its multilayered agenda of language, literacy and intercultural skills development during subject matter learning.
Bilingual Brains – Smarter & Faster
Recent studies of children who grow up in bilingual settings reveal advantages over single language children, including both increased attentive focus and cognition.
Cognitive Benefits of Learning Language
Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of second language learning not only on student's linguistic abilities but on their cognitive and creative abilities as well.
6 Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education
Again and again, researchers have found, "bilingualism is an experience that shapes our brain for a lifetime," in the words of Gigi Luk, an associate professor at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.