Knowing about the benefits that Bilingualism can bring helps us to stick to our decision in difficult times.
It also motivates us to continue when our child reaches a “learning plateau”:
|Communication advantages||Bilingualism enables the child to communicate with all members of the close and extended family as well as with friends. This helps developing a good family cohesion and building relationships. Bilingualism allows greater flexibility to choose a place to live and work|
|Cultural advantages||As language is part of culture, Bilingualism develops a broader cultural understanding and multicultural sensitivity, greater tolerance and social harmony.|
|Cognitive advantages||Research shows that learning and use of more than one language:
|Personal advantages||Bilingualism also helps to:
|Curriculum advantages||The understanding and development of concepts in more than one language allows the transfer of academic skills across the languages.
Bilingualism facilitates collaborative and cooperative learning within a language-diverse environment.