Benefits of Multilingualism

Chinese Language Immersion
Asian American language immersion,social development child development,help child with social skills,helping children deal with anxiety,benefits of multilingualism

Those who are truly multilingual, able to interact comfortably in more than one language and culture have a big edge up in today’s global economy. Language learning is fun only when it offers concrete socio-emotional benefits to the learner because humans are fundamentally social creatures. Gameplay scenarios mimic common interactions children have in order for them to comfortably carry out such conversations using a foreign language in real life.

If given the choice between knowing only language and fluently multilingual, most, if not all, would choose to be multilingual, but how do we get there?

Global Economy

Higher employability and more income.

A study by the UNESCO MGIEP showed our programs are equally valid across cultures.

Learn More

Multilingualism improves one’s discipline—the inhibition function that controls or discards impulsive responses and reacts to stimuli based on attention and reasoning. Furthermore, the enhanced learning ability’s benefit of multilingualism extends across multiple subjects, helping children in science, writing, arts, etc.

With today’s accelerated economic integration, learning a foreign language has become more of a necessity than a choice. In the past five years, the demand for multilingual workers worldwide has more than doubled, and prestigious universities and top businesses consistently prefer applicants who can speak Chinese, English as the US, Russia, and China maintain their statuses as the superpowers. In this article, we explore the academic, social emotional, and career benefits of multilingualism here. 

Some argue that multilingualism is the thorough understanding of multiple languages, others claim they’re multilingual if they know enough to get around as a tourist using another language. Under either definition, approximately less than three percent of the world’s population is truly multilingual.  The purpose of language is to facilitate communication and enhance interpersonal relationships. But true multilingualism extends beyond the ability to communicate, it incorporates cross-cultural awareness because language happens in the context of culture. 

Asian American language immersion,social development child development,help child with social skills,helping children deal with anxiety,benefits of multilingualism

According to a 2012 study, using a foreign language reduces decision-making biases because the learner must constantly search for relevance and the hidden meanings of words. As a result, multilinguals can easily appreciate the complexities of different situations and the need for in-depth reasoning this enables them to be better decision-makers in their language use and life in general. Studies found that children don’t have to actively speak two or more languages to demonstrate an improvement in interpersonal skills, and even exposure to a multilingual environment is enough for them to build better communication skills.  Higher education institutions and employers consider multilingualism a great asset as it displays you can connect with a wide range of people. Another way to put it –multilingualism makes you future-proof. Your child’s competition, whether it’s for a spot on the team, scholarship, or acceptance into their first-choice school, might be coming from halfway around the world–not be down the block from you.

Lack of practice and opportunity to use the language

Children in Europe are often multilingual because they naturally encounter multiple languages in their everyday lives. However, in other regions like the US and Asia where a single language is predominant, thus limiting opportunities to use a foreign language, parents must work extra hard for their children to be truly multilingual. After all, humans are creatures of necessity and when there’s no real need or benefit to mastering the foreign language we won’t prioritize it

Two-dimensional language learning doomed for failure

The mechanics of a language like vocabulary and grammar is only one component of language. In fact, it is only the first step. Relevant experiences and motivation are necessary to progress.

Multilingual Immersions

Enhance language learning with simulated social interactions | Native speakers’ actor-recorded dialogue

5- 7-Year-Olds

$ 35 / year


Buy Now

7 – 11-Year-Olds

$ 35 / year


Buy Now

School and career

opportunities open up for multilinguals as they are able to make better and more culturally nuanced decisions

What Is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination? Revenge bedtime procrastination is the act of deliberately putting off sleep in favor of leisure activities — binging Netflix or scrolling TikTok, for example — that provide short-term enjoyment but few long-term life benefits. Revenge bedtime procrastination is especially likely when busy schedules and daily responsibilities prevent the enjoyment of…

Continue Reading

When it comes to the tween and teenage years, kids go through a kaleidoscope of emotions. One moment they are filled with excitement and happiness and the next they are feeling blue and angry. Sometimes, it can be hard to gauge where the emotions are going to land, especially if the emotion the kids are…

Continue Reading

Mediocre genius Malcolm Gravel’s best-selling book [Outliers: The Story of Success] introduces a man who probably has the best mind in the United States: Christopher Langan. This man’s IQ is higher than Einstein’s. He appeared on well-known quiz shows, newspapers and magazines as a legendary, and became a well-known topic. The life of genius youth…

Continue Reading

As a parent or guardian, it can be incredibly difficult (not to mention confusing) to watch a child in your care battle mental health issues, especially if it’s an issue you might not see or understand for yourself. This can impact them profoundly outside of the home. My own recent experiences on the Parent Advisory…

Continue Reading

Deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) is a relatively new term used to describe the problem of impulsive emotion coupled with emotional self-regulation difficulties long associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). DESR may be new to the ADHD lexicon, however I argue that it is a core and commonly overlooked component of the disorder…

Continue Reading

The recent shootings of Asian Americans and whether these will be considered hate crimes, tornadoes ravaging the Southwest and elsewhere, and fears of uncertain variants of the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news during the writing of this piece. Crises, unfortunately, are not new to us. As educators, along with feeling deeply troubled by these, we…

Continue Reading
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x