Should Children Be Taught A Foreign Language From An Early Age?

1294 Words Mar 20th, 2016 6 Pages
When it comes to the topic of foreign language being taught at an early age to children beginning at the first school year of their elementary experience, most of us would readily agree that it shouldn’t be taught at an early age because, it prevents children from achieving more in their academic life. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what are the benefits of teaching children a foreign language. Whereas some are convinced that a children’s brain can absorb a significant amount of information, others maintain that children at that age of 5, children may not be able to stay focused or understand all of the information that is being taught to them. I agree that children should be taught a foreign language from an early age because, they’ll be able to achieve more on their academic studies, it can increase their mental focus, help them acquire knowledge about bilingual education and also prevent them from future illnesses. When it comes to defining what bilingual education is, most of us would describe it as students being taught more than one language, which is partially correct but there is more to bilingual education. Bilingual education is beneficial to all children, is an enriching tool, which would increase the standard of education while improving their ability to improve their academics. In the article, Why bilingual education is good for children states, “bilingualism does more [than] refine [a child’s] linguistic abilities- it also…

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