Advantages Of Bilingual Education

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Bilingual Classes En caso de una segunda lengua puede enseñar a una edad temprana? My answer to this question is yes. For many years researches have studied whether or not it is beneficial to learn a second language at an early age. Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. The Associated Press reports that up to 66% if the world’s children are raised bilingual. The Census Bureau found that there are four major language groups in the US besides English, they are: Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian and Pacific Island languages and all other languages. According to the ACS published in 2011, there was about 21 percent of 5 year olds and older who spoke a language besides English at home. Of that 21 percent more than 50 percent of those people spoke Spanish as their main language. Over the last 35 years the…show more content…
The linguistic benefit to learning a second language at an early age is that adult learners have to work through an established first-language system, and study explicit grammar roles, whereas the young learner learns it naturally. The young learner is able to absorb the different sounds, structures, intonation patterns and rules of the second language intuitively, as they did their first language. According to experts “older learners lose the ability to hear and reproduce new sounds by age 8-12, which results in a permanent foreign-sounding accent in any language.” For example, when I started Spanish in high school, it was very hard for me to understand all the verb conjugations because I was so use to all the English rules, but as a young child is learning each language they won’t have a complete grasp on the two languages to get confused. Younger learners have the advantage of a flexible ear and speech muscles that allow them to hear the critical differences between the sounds of a second language, as well as recreate them in a native-like
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