Tips And Benefits Of Learning A New Language As A Child | Bright Classroom Ideas

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5 min readMay 20, 2023

Whether monolingual or bilingual, you’ve probably considered introducing your child to a second language. Most parents put off the idea of teaching their children a second language for various reasons. However, knowing the best time to introduce a new language to your child is important if you are for this idea.

It’s never too early to introduce a new language to your kids. Be it Korean, Spanish, or Chinese, several studies have found that teaching new languages to kids boosts intellectual and cognitive development. Unlike adults, introducing a new language to your child earlier makes it easier for them to pick up and become fluent. Below are a few tips that can ease the introduction:

1. Get started early

Surprisingly, infants are born with an innate ability to mimic general sounds of languages. By 10 months, they can narrow down to specific sounds they can hear around them. If you want to ease your child into a second language, consider introducing it in their first year of life.

For bilingual families, one parent can start introducing the second language to the baby slowly. If you prefer introducing the new language to your toddler later, waiting until they are 18 to 20 months is best.

2. Find a good class

While you can teach your child the new language at home, enrolling them to an online class simplifies learning…