Knowing Spanish also exposes individuals to world rich in culture, tradition, art and history. Learning a second language expands each individual’s personal universe. With the Spanish population growing, there is no doubt that one will marry into a Spanish speaking family, have Spanish speaking neighbors, have Spanish speaking collogues and more. Allowing your children to be exposed to a new language does not only help them cognitively but permits them to live a richer life by allowing them to connect, speak and interact with a diverse community.  

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 Benefits:

Research confirms that learning a second language is directly correlated with higher academic achievement on standardized test measures, is beneficial to the development of students reading abilities, and higher performance at the college level (American Council On The Teaching of Foreign Languages). Among academic benefits, research indicates that knowing a second language can reduce the chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Socio-Emotional and higher self-esteem development is also a benefit gained from learning a second language. Finally, knowing a second language can be a valuable business skill. 

Child Development:

During this early period, two languages can be learned simultaneously ­ as long as the child regularly interacts with speakers of both languages. Acquiring a language is effortless for a young child. Getting him into a class early on, makes it almost natural to learn, preferably in an “immersion” program.

From birth until puberty, the brain literally forms itself to perform various specialized functions such as language learning and others, based upon the input it gets from the world. Neural networks gradually form, and they function more and more efficiently as they are used. If a second language is part of that input, networks for understanding and using it, grow richer. Therefore, early exposure to a second language actually causes more connections to grow in a child’s brain, and those connections, in turn, allow for easier additional learning in the second and first languages. This formatting process is especially active in the first six years, ends at puberty, or around age 12.

Why Spanish?

Professionals who speak Spanish are in dire need, especially in the Medical Field, Construction Management, and Media. Market research shows an interest in reaching a population who spends an average of $1.5 trillion as predicted in 2015. A 2014 Gallup survey found that the Spanish speaking population as a whole spends more than the U.S. average in a single day. The data showed that Spanish speaking adults spend an average of $96 per day vs. an average of $90 per day of all other U.S. adults. Making the Spanish speaking population a target for business growth.

Knowing Spanish also exposes individuals to world rich in culture, tradition, art and history. Learning a second language expands each individual’s personal universe. With the Spanish population growing, there is no doubt that one will marry into a Spanish speaking family, have Spanish speaking neighbors, have Spanish speaking colleagues and more. Allowing your children to be exposed to a new language does not only help them cognitively but permits them to live a richer life by allowing them to connect, speak and interact with a diverse community.   

Spanish is the second most common language in the United States, after English. About 41 Million Spanish speakers live in the United States According to the 2010 United States Census. the United States is home to more than 40 million Hispanics; the fifth largest Spanish-speaking community in the world, after Mexico (1), Colombia (2), Spain (3) and Argentina (4).

 

 


 

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