As Federico Fellini once said, “A different language is a different vision of life.”
In today’s globalized world, language learning has become increasingly important, especially for children attending primary and secondary school in Mumbai.
As children grow older, it is noticed that those who learn a second language are constantly being mentally challenged in various ways that help them improve not only in their mental development but also tend to help them become better problem solvers and better listeners.
Learning another language also opens up many doors as it changes their mindset. They also tend to acquire more knowledge about different cultures. At an early age, the child’s brain is still in the developing stages, which makes it more receptive to learning other languages.
Even at MBIS, We think it’s very important to encourage our children to develop a connection with and love for the language, which makes it easier for them to learn it.
Having taught French to many students at a very young age, we’ve noticed how their cognitive skills and concentration skills have also increased.
Nowadays, millennials are more global citizens, hence learning a foreign language especially a language like French which is widely spoken across many continents, helps the child gain confidence at an early age and also prepares them for a better future where job prospects are concerned.
Speaking French opens up opportunities to study at renowned French universities and business schools, which are ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.
The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France and offers insights into France’s culture and way of life. French also comes in handy when travelling to French-speaking parts of the world.
So prepare yourself for a great experience!
- What are the advantages of learning multiple languages?
According to a 2014 study by the University of Edinburgh, learning a second language could help the brain to be sharp even at the age of 70. Not only that, as mentioned in this blog, learning multiple languages increases your confidence as you are able to communicate with a wide range of people and enables you to have many opportunities in your career.
- What is the purpose of language for children?
The main purpose of language for children is to make them independent enough to think on their own feet and make it easier for them to communicate their feelings, helping them develop on an emotional level.
- Why should students be required to learn a second language in school?
We at MBIS, International School in Mumbai believe that every student must be encouraged to learn a second language such as French as we believe that an improvement in a child’s personality is just as important as grades.