There’s More To Multilingual People Than What Meets The Eye (Or Ear)

There’s More To Multilingual People Than What Meets The Eye (Or Ear)

There’s possibly no argument about it: Persons who know and use one or more foreign languages are a cut above the monolinguals.

Multilinguals appear smart, sharp, well bred and cultured. When they speak, they command respect. When they express their opinions, others can’t help but pay attention.

As if these attributes are not impressive enough, they also possess other qualities more remarkable than these ones.

More Notable Traits Of A Multilingual

For this, we refer to an article written by Anne Merritt, which was featured in The Telegraph wherein she writes, “Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of multilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

Let us cite some of them:

  • Multilinguals are almost always multitaskers.

The “juggling” skill that multilingual people possess makes them good multitaskers because they can easily switch between different structures.

  • They are better decision makers

According to a study from the University of Chicago, multilinguals tend to make more rational decisions. They are also more confident with their choices after thinking it over in the second language.

  • They are more perceptive

A study from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain suggested that multilingual people are better at observing surroundings. They are also better at spotting misleading information.

  • They have sharper memories

Brain, as in muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a new language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental “muscle.” Such an exercise improves overall memory.

Here are at Step One Academy LLC, the holistic early childhood education in Plainfield NJ we offer an engaging, theme based bilingual creative curriculum called Bilingual Spanish/English Immersion Program. We immerse your children in other cultures to expand their minds. By so doing, they can reap the benefits enumerated above.

While at that, the faculty and staff of Step One Academy LLC implement this program in an environment of love, trust, patience and understanding, thereby serving as positive role models for the students. Your children are exposed to a learning environment in which teachers maintain a consistent, loving discipline and healthy conditions for personal growth.

They enriched this program through group participation, stimulation, exposure to the arts and a variety of community resources and activities.

Even in the other programs that we offer here – from infant day care, to early education, to toddler day care, to preschool program to prekindergarten and even to summer camp program, creative curriculum and the rest – the distinguishing mark of Step One Academy system is always present.

Choose then the educational institution that molds your children holistically (not fragmentarily), choose Step One Academy LLC.

Please keep in touch with us in any of the two locations (with their corresponding contact numbers):

  • 222-224 E. 5th Street Plainfield, NJ 07060 Phone: 908-753-8253 Fax: 908-753-8416
  • 233 E. 5th Street Plainfield, NJ 07060 Phone: 908-753-8252 Fax: 908-753-8251

You can also drop us a message with your queries and requests at dlewis@steponeacademy.com and ssattar@steponeacademy.com or through our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Please join our conversation about bilingualism or multilingualism. The space below is yours for your comments, reactions and suggestions.

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