An Estonian proverb says: “What you learn at the young age will stay in your head for a lifetime.”
Why start learning language at a young age?
Language learning should be started at a young age because the acquisition of a new language is very simple for children, their brains are susceptible to new information, children have the will and they are able to pronounce words in a foreign language without false shame.
In language classes, repeat techniques are used, supported by language games. Children enjoy the playful aspect of learning a language while picking up new vocabulary. Their ears are very sensitive, thanks to repeating complex words are easy for them, not as for adults.
Language learning also adds confidence to children, gives courage to perform, all of which greatly contributes to the development of a child.
By learning foreign languages, critical thinking skills, and creativity increase. These children, who learn foreign languages at an early age, can both express themselves verbally in later life and solve math problems more successfully.
If the parent decides to give his or her child the opportunity to learn a foreign language at a young age, he or she will lay the foundation for the child’s international career. We all know that the world is globalizing. In the future, companies and the public sector will need one more and more people speaking foreign languages. Of course, learning a foreign language also makes children more aware of cultural differences.