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Multi Facet Benefits of being Bilingual 1 by anamaulida


									In any form of communication, whether it's inter-personal or group
communication, language plays a vital role. It's through language that we
can express our thoughts and ideas to others. Language basically is of
two kinds- verbal and non-verbal. In non-verbal language body movements
are used to communicate something with someone. In verbal form of
language, we make use of our mother tongue or other languages for the
purpose of communication.       In this globalised world, it's very
important to have knowledge of different languages. When a person knows
multiple languages, his chances of beings adjusted in a new environment
gets higher. Language skills development depends on many factors. One of
the factors is the environment in which the child is growing. If a child
grows in a colony where people speak a diversity of languages, than the
child automatically develops skills in different languages other than the
mother tongue.

  A child can become bilingual if the parents speak different languages,
say for example, the mother speaks English and the father speaks German.
In such cases, the child acquires the characteristics of both the
languages.There are thousands of languages that people speak around the
world. In fact in India also, hundreds of languages are spoken by the
people. Every people know at least one language that they learn in their
childhood. But some people develop the interesting of knowing more than
one language. The globalization of the world has now opened up doors to
learn more languages.       The demand of knowing the foreign language is
increasing day by day. Modern day schools are also emphasizing on the
language studies of the students and thus added foreign languages in
their school curriculum. Bilingualism offers multiple benefits to the
speaker. Some of the benefits are briefly discussed below:- · Cognitive
Benefits- Research studies prove that people who can speak more than on
language develop a creative thinking skills and an ability to think more
flexibly. It is because these people have more than one word for each
idea and object. In kids, bilingualism enhances and enriches their mental
development ·    Character Advantages- When people develop acquaintance
with different languages, they can communicate differently with different
language speaking people. It enriches their process of communication,
because they are able to convince people in their respective languages ·
      Curriculum Benefits- It is noticed that students who are bilingual
score better in the tests. Bilinguals can easily grab different subjects
and also develop a high academic growth      ·      Communication
Advantages- the bilinguals enjoy reading and writing in different
languages. They easily understand other people's language and thus can
easily be a part in a discussion session. When we develop good command
over a particular language, our self confidence also gets higher ·
      Employment Benefits- If we can add more languages in the list of
our known languages, the chances of getting s job gets increased. The
bilinguals can get prosperous career opportunities in the retail sector,
transport, tourism, administration, secretarial work, public relations,
marketing and sales, banking and accountancy, translation, law and
teaching. Children who are learning to speak two languages follow
patterns of learning. The sounds of the first language can influence how
children learn and use a second language.      This article has been
written and posted by the team of OnlineSchoolAdmissions - a portal that
provides free of cost consultancy to parents and schools for fast and
easy online school admission process. Parents can locate Hansraj Model
School or ICSE Schools in Chennai of their choice selected from the
directory of schools listed on the site and applies to them. They can
also search for ICSE Schools in kolkata as per their choice and fill up
the school application forms online.

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