International schools and the foreign language options available

Published by SchoolAdvisor | Jul 01, 2015

"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world."-Ludwig Wittgenstein International schools and the foreign language options availableDo you sometimes tear up at an obscure few lines of French in an English song, whereas others in your social circle seem indifferent? If you do, chances are your brain is working on a much more complicated level of cognitive functioning.According to Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, bilingual people are more efficient at higher-level brain functions such as identifying and ignoring irrelevant information in a reading text or conversation. This means that as a multilingual, a person is able to effortlessly switch from one language to another without much confusion.Young children are able to pick up languages easily as their brain plasticity for learning and memory retention is still high. Therefore, give your children a much needed boost by enabling them to immerse in a culture and language diiferent from theirs in these international schools.languages2016_600x400AS-Banner-International-