5 Advantages of bilingualism and immersion
1. Authentic language learning
Immersion teaching provides the optimal framework for authentic situations and actions. It is the most natural way for children to learn languages - intuitively and without the rigid learning of grammar and vocabulary.
2. Language acquisition without pressure to perform
It has been scientifically proven that the immersion method allows a higher level of foreign language learning to be achieved than with conventional foreign language teaching. In addition, the method is more suitable for children, as the children immerse themselves in the new language by means of facial expressions and gestures and soak it up like a sponge.
3. Better understanding of other cultures
Early access to multilingualism as well as the common everyday life with children from different nations promotes a stronger awareness and understanding of other cultures, their ways of life and values among children.
4. Increased ability to concentrate
Children who are taught according to the immersion method often have a better ability to concentrate. It is easier for them to switch between different tasks in their minds. In general, these children gain easier access to other languages as adults.
5. Versatile future opportunities and career prospects
Early knowledge of foreign languages promotes intellectual development. The children are more creative in solving problems. They learn to think flexibly and look for alternative solutions. They also try to express themselves well and put themselves in the shoes of those who do not understand them so well. All these soft skills provide the best prerequisites for versatile and promising perspectives in later professional and private life.