Many parents wonder whether their children should learn English or another language when they are young. In most cases, the answer depends on where you live and what your child’s educational goals are. If you’re concerned about which language will have the most benefits, here are four reasons you should choose English for Elementary Students [ภาษา อังกฤษ ประถม ปลาย, which is the term in THAI].
Studying a foreign language can improve memory, especially when tackling unfamiliar languages. Since learning a new language is typically difficult to do, your brain must work harder to process and make sense of it. In doing so, your memory will be more in shape than if you didn’t study foreign languages.
Learn new skills
Studying a new language is a challenge but also an opportunity to flex your mental muscles. Studies show that those who learn new languages also exhibit greater flexibility in dealing with other problems. When you know a language, there are so many things you have to keep track of—verb conjugations, vocabulary memorization—that you’re improving many different skills at once.
Develop better listening skills
One great way to improve your listening skills is to practice. Pay close attention when others are speaking, and focus on actively listening. Even if you don’t hear something clearly, be sure to confirm what you think you heard; by asking a follow-up question or repeating back what you heard, you can show that you’re paying attention and encourage others to keep talking.
There are a lot of benefits to knowing a second language, even if you don’t remember it perfectly. One significant benefit is that learning another language improves your ability to learn and use other languages more than adults. This effect, known as a bilingual advantage, doesn’t have to be limited to Spanish or French—students can start learning another language early and still see some effects later on.