Being fluent in English is a decisive factor in a person’s academic and professional life, as it can open many doors in their career. But, learning English for children or English teaching for young kids (สอน ภาษา อังกฤษ เด็ก เล็ก which is the term in Thai) brings several benefits, not only in a professional sense. Learn about the direct impacts of English on children:
1. School Achievement
Studying English or Chinese for kids (ภาษา จีน สำหรับ เด็ก which is the term in Thai) in early childhood education makes children learn the new language together with others, making it easier for their brains to switch languages when communicating. Furthermore, the study of English in childhood also stimulates the cognitive functions of infants and children. This is very positive for the use of other school subjects!
Thus, the reasoning ability is benefited, and the learning process influences even the integrity of your brain. The more our brain exercises, gets activity, the faster it develops.
2. Learning Faster
In early childhood, children are real “sponges,” absorbing all kinds of the content presented to them. And that’s no different when it comes to language learning. Therefore, they start learning English as soon as they have first contact with the language. Not to mention that young students arrive faster in perfect fluency since the phonetic device can reproduce different sounds at this stage of the body’s development.
3. Fluency In Adult Life
If a person starts learning English at an early age, it is much more likely that they will be fluent by the time they reach adulthood. Thus, it will be much easier for your child to conquer opportunities that require English, as opposed to someone who only decides to learn after growing up and because of the demand of the job market. With a command of English, your child can, in the future, gain scholarships abroad and, consequently, have access to a differentiated education, getting in touch with other cultures.
4. Shyness Reduction
The contact with a new language in a classroom with people his age helps reduce the shyness that often prevents the little ones from communicating with other people and not making friends. It is normal for children who start to speak English in the first years of school to feel excited about the discoveries and be interested in practicing what they learn with their peers and at home. Learning English can be more difficult in adult life due to fear of judgment, fear of wrong pronunciation, and more.