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Benefits of being Bilingual

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Benefits of Being Bilingual
Sarah Hamilton, Alana McCartney, Maeson Mondrik, Halen Thomas
There are many benefits of being bilingual. The pros of being bilingual outweigh the cons. The benefits of bilingualism will be discussed in this presentation.
understanding math concepts and solving word problems more easily
developing strong thinking skills
using logic
focusing, remembering, and making decisions
thinking about language
makes learning other languages easier
Cognitive Benefits
Students who are bilingual are encouraged to maintain strong ties and relationships with their:
entire family
and community
Social-Emotional Development Benefits
Children who are bilingual have developed more flexible approaches to thinking through problems. Students who are bilingual develop good skills in:
ignoring irrelevant information in texts
frees biases and limited thinking
Learning Benefits
Being bilingual means constantly switching between languages in your brain, making your brain flexible. Bilingual people have an easier time with the following:
Maintaining strong relationships with their family helps children develop their own identity. Bilingual students are also contributing to our increasingly diverse society by creating strong friendships not only in their first language but in their second language too. Studies have also shown that children raised in bilingual households show better self-control.
Global/ Cultural Benefits
Interest in the culture will be expanded with the student's knowledge of their second or native language.
Tolerance with in and for other cultures is high within bilingual students. Social skills at an early age is also apparent because of their tolerance.
The student is also culturally aware, able to switch between two languages and is more comfortable in social situations.
Pride with for these cultures will also increase.
Children who learn to read in their first language can easily transfer text in between both languages. These children are much stronger readers.
Works Cited
Does Being Bilingual Make You Smarter?
Practical Benefits:
Health Benefits
Delays early onset Dementia
Creates denser grey matter, responsible for language, memory, and attention span.
Reduces the risk of depression.
Diminishes the effect of aging on the adult brain.
studies have shown that students that are bilingual academically outperform on standardized test such as the college placement exam than students who only spoke one language
Job Opportunities
On average, those who are bilingual make $7,000 more a year than monolinguals.
Our society is very global, this give bilinguals an advantage when looking for jobs.
Being bilingual gets you a foot in the door of getting in some travel jobs
You can have an improved travel experience, with a broader world view
Travel Opportunities
Being bilingual makes it easier to meet and converse with other people in different places
Random benefits
Being bilingual can increase self-esteem and confidence in social interactions
helps foster adaptability in new situations and contexts
bilingualism improves creative abilities it has been proven to develop "outside-the-box" thinking
True or False: Being bilingual decreases
self-esteem and confidence in social interactions
False. Being bilingual INCREASES
self-esteem and confidence in social interactions.
Answer: True! Being bilingual exercises your brain to decrease your chances of getting Dementia.
True or False: Being bilingual decreases your chances of getting Dementia.
True or False: Those who are bilingual have a harder time communicating or conversing with other people when they travel to different places.
False. Being bilingual makes it easier to meet and converse with other people in different places.
True or False
Being bilingual has beneficial cognitive benefits
True! Being bilingual means constantly switching between languages in your brain, making your brain flexible.
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