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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Why study a second language? 1) You will become a better student! A research done in Lousiana elementary schoools found that foreign language students significantly outperformed their non-FL peers on every test (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) of the grade 4 LEAP21 2) You'll learn faster and be more organized! Bilinguals with stronger language controlhave indeed a cognitive advantage in the administered tests involving executive functions, in particular inhibition, self-monitoring,problem solving, and generative fluency 3) Mastering one language helps you learn another. A paper on bilingualism revealed that that a high level of communicative competencein one language entails a high level of communicative competence in the other language. 4) Bilingualism further develops and enhances your creativity! Bilingualism facilitates the innovative capacity,the abulity to extract novel and uniqueideas and it demonstratesan advantage in non verbal creativity. 5) Knowing a second language helps with Alzheimer's disease. In a study of 211 patients diagnosed with probable AD, 102 bilingual patients had been diagnosed 4.3 years later than and had reported the onset symtpons 5.1 years later than the 109 monolingual patients 6) Youll be more comprehnsive of other clutures and gain global awareness! A ten-year chronicle of student attitudes toward foreign language in an elementary school found that for a majority of the students, foreign language study was viewed positively, as were foreign language speakers and their cultures. 7) Learning a second language will help you earn more money! Research on bilingualism and income in theBolivian Amazon proved that fluent speakersof Spanish and the local language earned 36.9-46.9% more than monolingual speakers of the local language. Now wait a minute,but does learning a secondlanguage gets in the way oflearning a first? NO! A study on the performance of English immersion students in a Chinese primary school indicated that The immersion students performed significantly better than the non-immersion group on measures of English vocabulary, word identification, and oral proficiency without any detrimental effects on their Chinese character reading Similar results were found in studies of English speaking children. Based on the work of Rebecca K. Fox, Olga I. Corretjer & Jie Tian. (2013). Benefits of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: An Analysis of Published Empirical Research, 2005 2013. ACTFL. 7) Learning a second language will help you earn more money! REMEMBER
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