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Benefits of second language acquisition

  • Children who receive regular second language instruction perform better in their first language and in school overall.
  • Children who study a second language get higher scores on verbal and math sections of standardized tests.
  • Children who learn second languages have expanded career employment opportunities as adults.
  • Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States.
  • Bilingualism increases cognitive abilities.
  • Children who grow up speaking Spanish and English often have linguistic, cognitive and psychological advantages over monolingual speakers.
  • Bilingual children are creative, develop stronger problem-solving skills and are more capable to adapt to and coexist with other cultures.