Some people believe that schools should teach foreign language for primary school children. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Language
is one of the essential subjects in schools. Nowadays, some institutions incorporate a
second
language
in addition
to their primary school curriculum. In
this
essay, I will discuss both the benefits and drawbacks of adding
language
skills
.
Although
, in my, opinion the positives outweigh the negatives.
Firstly
, there are many positive aspects of including another
language
in the early development years for children. A number of studies have shown that it can increase cognitive function and support flexible thinking. The research
additionally
shows it can boost problem-solving, critical thinking, listening
skills
, concentration and the ability to multitask. On the whole, these are all valuable
skills
to develop.
Secondly
, learning another
language
can
also
be easier during younger years compared to an adult
due to
brain plasticity. A child might
second
guess themselves less when it comes to speaking and pronunciation, compared to an adult who is most likely more conscious and scared of failure.
On the other hand
, some might argue that a
second
language
can overshadow the learning of the first
language
. The belief is that it will interfere with the child’s development, and inhibit
for example
their English
skills
. That it would for an instance, confuse the child in what
language
to use and they will start mixing words.
However
, when
this
occurs it tends to go away with time. In conclusion, even though there are some unfavourable aspects of early bilingualism I still believe that there are far more positives in terms of long-term benefits.
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