Languages Build Academic PerformanceHow Languages Build Academic Performance:

  • Children who learn a second language show either comparable or enhanced first-language literacy.
  • Second-language learners often show enhanced spelling ability as well as superior reading comprehension when they are compared to their monolingual peers.
  • Children receiving second-language instruction often show higher achievement in a range of subject areas, including mathematics, science and language arts.
  • Learning a second language enhances second-language learners’ grammatical knowledge and awareness of speech sounds and sentence structures.

The above statements come from the Literature on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

Read Why Learn Languages? Languages Build Academic Performance – a short summary of the benefits of learning a second language.

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