It is worth to bet on the child’s trilingualism
Research on the relationship between language development, perception and control has shown that multilingual people have much higher cognitive skills in relation to monolingual people. These studies show the positive impact of trilingualism on intellectual development.
Below are five benefits for your child resulting from being in the International Trilingual School of Warsaw tri-lingual environment:
1. Better linguistic development
2. Cognitive benefits
Research shows that language learning is a more cognitive than a linguistic activity. Here are some cognitive benefits from learning the second and third language:
- better skills for solving tasks and problems
- better critical thinking skills
- more creativity
- greater mental flexibility
- better memory
- better skills in the area of multitasking
- the concept of “constancy of objects” develops earlier
- multilingualism is proven to help children better develop literacy skills
- abstract thinking: it has been proven that learning a new language requires using the same connections in the brain as learning mathematics and music, and promotes the development of these connections (often multilingual students have the ease of learning these two subjects)
3. Better school grades
In addition to the cognitive benefits mentioned, learning the second and third language also helps to achieve better grades at school. It has been proven that in trilingual children develop such features and skills as critical thinking, problem solving and mental flexibility, which makes these children achieve better results in learning. Students who want to learn more languages in the future will also have an easier task. Differences in sounds, accent, order of words, inflection, intonation and grammatical structures will be easier for them to master. For languages that are etymologically similar to Spanish and French, similar vocabulary will make it even easier to learn the language quickly.
4. Cultural enrichment
All responsible parents want their children to be well behaved, they like learning, appreciate other cultures and be well grown into successful members of society. We want our children to enrich the world with their knowledge and personality.
Learning the second and third language opens the door, which in other conditions remains closed. Bilingual and trilingual people have access to knowledge, people, places and things that remain unavailable to others. Knowledge of foreign languages distinguishes candidates on the labor market, deepens understanding of other cultures and allows them to appreciate; all these factors enrich life and provide new experiences to a person who freely uses the second and third language.
Knowledge of foreign languages allows children to feel at ease in a foreign environment, promotes natural flexibility and easy adaptation to the environment, improves self-esteem and self-esteem.
5. Participation in the development of society
Do you want your child to change the world? All parents can imagine the great contribution of their child to social development. We have high hopes and wonderful dreams for the future of our children – not only to have a reason to be proud, but also to improve the world and society in which we live. Multilingual children often have better analytical, social and scientific skills than their monolingual colleagues.