Numerous studies have shown that the window of learning a foreign language is in the first two to five years of age. This is the golden age of learning for children, when their minds absorb knowledge more rapidly and successfully than at any other time during their lives.
In today’s increasingly global world, learning a second language can give your child advantages in their school years and beyond. Early language learning has been tied to higher test scores, better and more advanced reading skills, greater confidence and more. A second language builds a bridge to another culture and opens the door to new friendships. Quite simply, learning languages sets the foundation for a whole world of exciting opportunities for your child!
The flow-on effect of learning a language impacts on virtually every area of life:
• improved academic performance across the board
• Enhanced brain development
• Improved memory
• Faster decision making
• Improved knowledge of their mother tongue
• Better communication skills
• Increased confidence and social skills
• Enhanced creativity
• Broader world view and cultural understanding
The Australian Governments Early Years Learning Frameworks (EYLF) fully supports the benefits of language and introducing children to the wider community of the world.