Perhaps you have heard the following a thousand times: "Globalization is today's necessity." But it is likely that, as a parent, you have not given this statement the attention it requires.
Nowadays, more children are learning a second language in a high level of demand. However, you need to know what the real implications of learning a foreign language are when you do not know how many advantages this is going to bring your children—even if they start as preschoolers.
Many linguists say that learning a second language can not only improve your language skills, but it also gives you a better understanding of the world you live in. But how is this better understanding possible?
Well, the truth is that when you learn a language, you do not only learn about the grammar, pronunciation, or reading comprehension skills, because those can be considered the "hardware" of the language. In fact, you learn more than that. You learn what people would consider the "software" of the language, which is buildup from culture, gastronomy, economy, politics, society, people, and a variety of things you would not consider as important as knowing all the tenses. Thus, this software is the key if you want your children to learn a foreign language, and it is what is going to bring value to them when they start building their career path.
Now, finding the perfect job or developing a career can sometimes be easy for some people and hard for others, and it will always depend on the opportunities they create for themselves during their lives. Let us put it this way: imagine that when the time comes, your child is invited to apply for an amazing job opportunity. But the problem is, this dream job is in a foreign country and to make it more interesting, the candidates who are also applying are bilingual. Which candidates do you think will be more likely to get the job?
In addition to the working and educational skills, it would be mandatory for these people to speak the language if they want to get the job. Now, the competition level increases even more, leaving in clear disadvantage those who cannot speak the language. This is just an example of how much bilingualism can help your children build careers and have better life opportunities.
Finally, it is imperative to say that all of us, in particular parents or parents-to-be, have the special mission of offering excellent and diverse choices for the future of today's children. We can do this by giving them the necessary tools and the opportunity to be bilingual. One day, they will grow up to be perfectly prepared for what the world has in store for them.
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Nina Bracho / NEUVOO
Strategic Alliance Coordinator for United States
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Originally published on Neuvoo