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Advantages and disadvantages of learning a second language

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Ivonne Mendoza Chirinos

on 1 October 2014

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Transcript of Advantages and disadvantages of learning a second language

Learning another language requires attention, perseverance, work, time and interest. But being able to communicate with others in their native language compensates the effort.

Increased work for the parents
Often, children who can achieve native fluency in a second language grow up in an environment where the parents need to be actively involved to teach the child the second language.
Stave off dementia

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer’s disease in susceptible people by as much as five years. Seems incredible, but the studies are continuing to support this result.
Become more language sensitive
Infants in bilingual households can distinguish languages they’ve never even heard before.
Added academic load
Classes in most schools are taught in only one language. For the child to become fully fluent in reading and writing in a second language, there will be additional work for the child to learn the second language.
Advantages and disadvantages of learning a second language
Brain growth
Language centers in the brain actually grow as a result of successful language learning.
Hear language better
Being bilingual can lead to improved listening skills, since the brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds in two or more languages.
Slower to learn languages
Even though bilingual children are better at multi tasking, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one.
Student: Yvonne Mendoza Chirinos
Group: 3rd Group
Teacher: Doris Zarate Rengifo
Grade: III Form

Boost your memory

Babies brought up in a bilingual environment have stronger working memories than those brought up with only one language. .
Better multi-tasking
Bilingual people can switch from one task to another more quickly.
Cultural identity issues
Depending on where the child grows up, the child can feel confused about who their cultural identity.
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