How Languages Build Plurilingualism:

  • Knowing two languages is more advantageous than knowing just one language when learning additional languages.
  • There are academic and cognitive benefits including the development of academic and communication skills when learning more than two languages.
  • Learning more than two languages often results in a greater sense of open-mindedness and empathy.
  • Learning an additional language not only positively influences language learning in general, but it also helps students to develop multicultural awareness, positive attitudes toward communicating in their non-native languages and academic proficiency.
  • Even though a child’s first language may not be a societal language, children can successfully learn an additional language, such as French, while learning English as a second language simultaneously.

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

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