Elementary school students should have foreign language added to their curriculum because there are multiple benefits to early exposure in the primary grades. Having been proven throughout history, younger learners are more adept to language acquisition. Although some may think “…their minds aren’t capable of learning and retaining a foreign language, it’s enough of a struggle for a child to learn one language, a native language…” (Should foreign...). It may not be easy to learn, but in actuality it will help their brains develop gradually, not only helping them in their foreign language studies, but also improving other areas as well. Cheryl Walker states this clearly, saying foreign language, “…increases listening ability, creativity, and critical ... ... middle of paper ... ...proving Students' Capacity in Foreign Languages."
I think parents usually correct grammatical errors when their children grow up enough to understand non- standard forms. However, parents usually focus on the meaning rather than the structure until their children begin to school. The following commentary about high IQs contribution on successful language learning has... ... middle of paper ... ...and students need to be promoted and encouraged, otherwise they may lose their motivation and students should be exposed to real form of language, not only artificial classroom language. I think when learners are allowed to interact freely in group or pair activities; they can give useful feedback to each other’s errors. Group activities can give students more opportunities to practice meaningful language.
As a child, bilingual education offers academic advantages. Mathew Lynch states that children “are also able to demonstrate higher levels of cognitive flexibility, or the ability to change responses based on environment and circumstances.” Students with the ability to process concepts thoroughly will become excellent problem solvers as well as deep thinkers. Bilingual education does not only benefit students in the classroom it also benefits them as they become adults and transition into adult
Bilingual students can break this barrier with their culture and schools. Bilingualism breaks the language barrier and opens more opportunities, different views, and better relationship. The world needs to encourage students to learn more languages to give the students become open-minded for the better human-being. Bilingualism has proven to give students better and more opportunities. Researcher Wills compiled different researches result on bilingual children’s advantages.
If you have had a background of language classes you will have it easier in the long run. Improving your vocabulary will improve your life in many ways. And on... ... middle of paper ... ...class. But I also don't think this would be a problem, since it wouldn't be hard to get students to sign up for an alternate language class because I'm sure a lot of students at Valley Center would like to learn another language besides Spanish. As you can see, you can greatly enhance your life in a lot of ways by learning a second language, such as communicating with people from other countries, expanding your vocabulary, and it will help open more doors to greater jobs in the future.
Earlier research has revealed that bilingualism enhanced the growth of executive control in children (Bialystok, 2001; Carlson& Meltzoff, 2008). In conclusion people can acquire a language with no trouble when they are young because a lot of older people every so often say that they are too old to learn another language. They can't recollect the words or sayings even after hundreds of times rehearsing. It's tough for them but whereas it's rather different for young children, when they are young they have the most limitless ability to learn. Their brains are like sponges ready to absorb the knowledge, and as we mature our capability to learn new things and skills declines.
If a child grows up learning two languages, he/she will have a greater appreciation for, not just one, but both languages that they grew up learning, knowing and respecting. This can also be beneficial for school, homework, and tests. If that child knows both English and Spanish, and if they are discussing something that is related to Spanish, like history, that child could be interested since he/she g... ... middle of paper ... ... how to speak fluently in two languages is because they think it will confuse their child and mess them up with their first language, which is wrong. Children can benefit from being bilingual when it comes to schooling, because knowing more than one language can help that child figure things out easier and simpler than a monolingual would know how to do. Jobs also have a big effect on bilingual people, they can attract business, and many companies need people who are bilingual.
Two important goals of immersion programme are: To develop proficiency in the Second language To develop empathy for the second language culture This second goal is important to note, as it appears to be one of the strategies of successful language learners Intelligence: Some people possess an innate talent to acquire new languages. Such people have more linguistic intelligence. Their high linguistic intelligence may be partly due to their early language learning experiences. This intelligence is likely to help them in continually developing their language... ... middle of paper ... ... is not frequently heard nowadays. Most native-speaker teachers do not have this accent but still use phonemic symbols.
Sit makes them bi-cultural, they are able to enhance their cognitive development, and qualified for a vast number of career opportunities. Being bilingual is not only about knowing two different languages; it is about becoming bi-cultural. Parents think that it will be hard for their child to learn two different languages at a young age, but the mind is best able to take in a new language between birth and the age of seven. According to Bale, being bi-cultural shows that one is able to better understand their own culture by understanding the values of another. Students are aware of the cultural differences and are able to take part in the life of two or more cultures.
For those children with a physical disability a variety of switches, optical pointers, voice controlled devices and word prediction software has been designed to overcome the problems these children have using traditional input devices such as the mouse and keyboard. However according to Semerc  these alternative methods of access are more complex than direct input and therefore place an additional cognitive burden on the child. The system therefore needs to be set up so that it does not become an additional barrier. Children need to be competent with input devices such as switches. The technique may take time to develop and opportunities need to be provided to practise these to avoid frustration.