El Paso is a very culturally diverse city that borders, its sister city, Juarez. The
Wouldn’t it be exciting to grow up learning more than one language? Imagine being in Japan for a week on vacation with a group of friends, and one day decided to go to the oldest zoo in Japan, Ueno Zoo. To get to Ueno Zoo, riding the bullet train was a necessity, except knowing which line was the correct line, when to get off the bullet train, or even which ticket to buy was a daunting task. Nobody in your group has the confidence to ask the workers for help since they don’t have the knowledge of Japanese to help them. So everybody agrees to head back to the hotel to plan something else considering nobody knew how to speak a bit of Japanese, and that inability to communicate hurt your group’s confidence
For example, if you are talking to someone and you are using vulgar language, while there is a young child in the room, they are most likely going to repeat what you are saying because they do not know the meaning of the words that you are using and they do not realize that those words are terrible and should never be used. They say when teaching a child a second language besides English, it should be done when they are young because it is easier for them to absorb the information than it is when you get
“Empirical studies also show that some immigrant parents sometimes fail to implement effective bilingual education because they firstly, are unable to keep speaking continuously at home out of habits when living in a foreign country; secondly, they fail to push hard enough for education; and thirdly, they try to help but do not know how” (Fan-Wei 115). Often times when children start going to a new school and make new friends, they get used to talking in the language spoken at school (their non-native language). Therefore, when a student starts learning a new language, they tend to practice it as much as possible and start talking to everyone they know in the new language. This causes the child to not speak enough of their mother tongue and eventually forget how to read and write it. On the other hand, parents may fail to make the effort to teach the child their native language because they are so focused on having their child and themselves excel at the new language. This causes a lack of connection or familiarity between the child and language that their parents
If students begin their bilingual education as early as kindergarten, they are more likely to successfully acquire a second language. Children are like sponges and soak up information easily. Research conducted by Dr. Patricia Kuhl at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington shows that by 8-12 months, if babies are exposed to a second language, they retain the ability to distinguish those foreign sounds. Moreover, through the age of 7 or 8, children are able to learn to speak a second language with fluent grammar and without an accent. After this critical period, the ability to master a
I just want to mention four most benefits your kid would have growing as a bilingual. First, little Laura will benefit emotionally by communicating her extended families. It is important for all of you to stay connected to your extended family and your heritage. In fact, children who can communicate fluently across their family languages tend to stay closer to the family and rely on them more for support. There are also practical benefits. The more language knowledge significantly helps towards your career as you know. Bilinguals have the privilege of get their information from a wider variety of resources. Also, it has great educational benefit to kids. Many studies suggest that bilingual children tend to have a higher concentration and are better at working through distraction while doing their school work. Research has shown that bilinguals score higher on average on tests involving creative thinking or problem solving. These advantages surely lead her to nothing but success in life. However, the most important benefits she would receive is the cultural advantage. Bilingual person does not mean bicultural. So, I want you to know that how important it is for her to know about her heritage culture and become bicultural. I personally think kids should have right to get introduced to their heritage and its culture to fully identify themselves. Earlier the kid acknowledges and accept their heritage, easier it is going to find their
Being bilingual in the era of globalization opens up many doors to the world as well as opportunities to a brighter career and future. The myths and misunderstandings of bilingualism has to be corrected and in order for them to come to an end, since they were proven by scientific researchers that they were nothing more than just myths from the past. Parents, educators along with researchers play an important role in spreading the facts about bilingualism to avoid future confusion especially to many new bilingual families. Aside from that, motivation from parents is the main key for a bilingual child to learn and excel in both languages to achieve a balance in order to be successful in the future. It is also important for the parents to guide and monitor a child’s learning development. There are many limitations and difficulties to attain accurate results on the differences of bilinguals and monolinguals, however, researchers and educators are positive about the benefits of being bilingual or multilingual. Hopefully new research and studies in the near future will be able to solve the questions and
Social interaction, myelination, brain maturation, and scaffolding are evidence that early childhood is a sensitive time for learning language. In addition, children in early childhood are considered “language sponges” because they absorb every bit of language they hear or read.
This chapter discusses the pedagogical and the research implications that evolved from this early sequential bilingual project conducted during the early years. The implications are based on the performance of the bilingual educators, the early childhood teachers and the children involved, as well as the materials employed to carried out this implementation.
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From the earlier stages of development, children learn to understand other people by tone, facial expressions, and gestures. Although these are important aspects to communication if a child is only using gestures to communicate and not words, then there might be a difficulty in language development. On average “Children will typically be able to say 50 words by the time they reach 2 years. At this age, they will start to put short two-word sentences together. Language learning increases dramatically and by three years children are using three to four-word sentences and can be easily understood by familiar adults. By four years children are communicating in four to five-word sentences and can be understood by anyone.” (Communication Difficulties -
Being bilingual has got many advantages. It has been debated that bilingualism has multiple advantages such as cognitive, cultural, academic benefits as well.Cognitive benefit reveals that being bilingual help to facilitate human brain. People who are bilingual have two language systems which are working simultaneously. These systems don’t create hindrance in individual’s performance and ensure brain’s functioning of both cognitive aspects (Bialystok, 1999). Another benefit of being bilingual is the ability if utilize and expressideas in different languages. When people are confronted in a situation and they have to provide answer for particular question then bilingualism enable individual to find the appropriate word from two different languages thus it help them to provide best answers. It also allow one to rely on their skills and enhance their cognitive skills.
According to a research done by Harvard University, research confirms that learning another language can have impacts like critical thinking skills and creativity for children. Dr. Pascual-Leone’s outcome (Professor of Neurology) researches the about important first step in understanding the impact of learning a second language and the ageing brain. He has concluded that learning a foreign language can have impacts like critical thinking skill and creativity for children. Next, learning a foreign language can enhance the brain. Recently, researchers and scientists have found out that learning a foreign language can strengthen the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DL-PFC). The DL-PFC is important for memory and executive function (including thinking and action). If the DL-PFC is damaged, it can cause serious damage to the mind. So, if young students learn a foreign language, the students can prevent damaging the DL-PFC. People should learn a foreign language at an early age to benefit from concentration, understanding, and
Learning a second language has many lifelong beneficial other than just understanding the language itself, mainly if learned at a young age. Learning a second language can be done more efficiently as a young kid, and can open up many doors for later in life while being mentally advanced. When it comes to learning a second language, the younger you start the easier you will begin to learn your second language. Younger brains learn much easier than older brains because the brain is designed for language learning to take place between birth and adolescence (the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult). The brain is much more accepting
Relationship building is an important part of working in a social environment, it is especially important when working in a team. This means all social interactions are determined by the relationship of the people involved. First impressions are very important in interactions and subsequent relationships. A positive first impression involves good communication; open body language (to show you are listening and giving that person your full attention), making sure you are positive and happy. When speaking you should consider the other person (vocabulary should be appropriate to audience), if you are speaking to a smaller child then you would maybe make yourself smaller so that you are on the same level. You should ensure that your communication