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Advantages Of Learning A Second Language At An Early Age

Advantages Of Learning A Second Language At An Early Age


The famous linguist Noam Chomsky once spoke of language ‘competence’. He was alluding to how native speakers of a speech differ from non-native speakers in their ability to grasp the nuances of it. Taking on from there, linguists have sought to define ‘generative grammar’ as a mode in which it operates through infinite possibilities. It is enough to know basic grammar to work on long sentences. The suppleness of English is, therefore, an asset – other languages do not possess the same plasticity that the English sentence offers to users.

The benefits of learning a second language

Advantages Of Learning A Second Language At An Early Age

Learning a second language – even English – will help children expand their mental horizons. If language is thought, the latter determines the kind of dialect used verbally and in the written form. This is why speech and writing are taught to kids at an early age. When they master one dialect, they can then apply the structures of their native tongue to others and calculate the methods by which the second language they seek to learn can be formulated and worked upon. At Orchids, we teach in English but do not shy away from using Hindi and the local language to bolster your child’s language competence.

The advantage of learning a second language at an early age goes beyond being able to communicate with a wider array of people. It also helps develop cognitive skills, such as concentration, memory, cost-benefit analysis and self-discipline and enhances creativity. Moreover,  it has been proven that children who learn a second language early find it easier to learn a third language later in life.

Why you should encourage your child to learn a second language

Most children in school in the big cities learn English. In India, the second language is Hindi, with the third being the local dialect. In south India, kids know the local dialect well at home. It is easy to learn Hindi in north India. Whatever language, it’s imperative that learners utilise their linguistic skills through the Chomskian mode.

In the context of English, the basic structure of the sentence (subject-predicate) is proper when understanding Hindi. Hindi is a bit more robust than English, and it demands the necessity of understanding the colloquial and the formal. Ditto with English; however, children whose first speech is English can quickly adapt their knowledge of the subject-predicate agreement to Hindi or any other dialect. Indian languages, apart from Tamil, have similar paradigmatic bases on which their musicality flows. Your child at Orchids is furnished with the basic knowledge of English grammar to work on English and other languages.

It is practical to know the second speech in India. Kids may be able to manage at home with the local dialect, but knowing more than that will facilitate their basic know-how. Hindi is a lingua franca in some places, but it is spoken and written throughout India. Children at Orchids are budding speech experts. They use all the three languages of their hometown. Teachers hear the diversity of India through this Little India.

The importance of learning second language at an early age


Teaching your child a second language just got easier at Orchids. Leveraging English to its optimum usage gives your kids a more practical and theoretical understanding. Your sweet tiny tots master both the spoken and written form in the classroom, where they are taught with care and attention. Chomsky would celebrate!

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The Multi-Dimensional Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

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