Why Learn Languages at a Young Age?
Children's language programs are rapidly gaining in popularity as parents realize that teaching a second language to their kids helps enhance their cognitive development, resulting in better grades and higher test scores later in life. Parents are also drawn to increasing their children's cultural awareness to help them succeed in our multi-cultural society.
At Lango, we agree that kids in the US are in severe need of quality language programs. But more important than the developmental edge that kids acquire when learning another language, is the simple value of exposure to other ways of communicating, understanding and ultimately living.
Of course, learning a language is a lifelong endeavor. Learners who start early are most likely to gain benefits ranging from cross-functional cognitive development to accent-free pronunciation. And learners who start early and then stick with language acquisition throughout their lives through classes, interaction with native speakers at home and travel to other countries are sure to achieve fluency and to reap its many rewards.
Make Developmental Strides
At Lango, you can expect your child to grow developmentally and cognitively, including improved problem solving and critical thinking skills and enhanced creativity. Studying a foreign language over an extended period of time has been shown to accelerate cognitive development, resulting in higher grades later in life in math and English, and even in higher SAT scores.
Gain an Appreciation for Other Cultures
Our teachers bring their rich experience with language and culture to every class. Lango students learn about the richness of other cultures, typically increasing their interest in speaking their new language. Depending on which language classes they take, our students may learn about folk music from Argentina, Spanish games, food from France or Chinese dance.