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Ensuring they develop language skills at a critical age
Improving their ability to learn further languages in life
Extending their ability to see the world from multiple perspectives and so be better placed for future challenges.
The opportunities that my children have experienced as a result of growing up bilingual are many. At secondary school they were able to learn new languages easily, which in turn helped them to understand the complexities of the English language better.
They are able to build on this capacity which puts them in a good position for university application. The fact that they speak a second language fluently gives them the edge over single language applicants.
In terms of employment and work experience, they have had the choice and the opportunity of working in Spain and Latin America as well as in their home country.
However the best part of being bilingual is the ability to dip in into two very different cultures. This has enriched and moulded the children into well rounded global citizens.
Bilingualism attaches one to the wider world and provides the children with a range of knowledge and skills which may play a vital role in responding to the future challenges of globalisation.
A bilingual school is a wonderful initiative as it will give children the benefits of bilingualism: communication in two or more languages, two or more cultures, the undoubted cognitive benefits of bilingualism, enhanced self-esteem for speaking more than one language, biliteracy and the many employment advantages.