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Learn a Language with Au Pair Language Training
Au pairs are a great way to expose your children to new languages and cultures. Many host families want their children to be bi-lingual in another language and constant exposure and reinforcement is the best way to really immerse your children in a new language. Many experts believe that introducing children to a second language as early as possible fosters healthy brain development, encourages positive social skills, and lays a solid foundation for effective communication skills that will last a lifetime. Au pairs are great language tutors since they are with your children on a daily basis and can reinforce learnings and help your children speak a new language.
Why Learn Languages at a Young Age?
Au Pair Care parents realize that teaching a second language to their kids helps enhance their cognitive development, resulting in better grades and higher test scores later in life. Children who have studied foreign languages tend to score higher on standardized tests, including both verbal and math portions of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Au pairs love to watch their host children grow and develop and they enjoy sharing their language and culture with others. Many au pairs utilize books, songs and games in helping to tutor their host children in learning a new language.
Learning a Language is a Lifelong Endeavor
Children who are exposed to second languages at an early age are most likely to gain benefits ranging from cross-functional cognitive development to accent-free pronunciation. And learners who start early and then stick with language acquisition throughout their lives through classes, interaction with native speakers at home and travel to other countries are sure to achieve fluency and to reap its many rewards. Parents are interested in having thier children learn a new language and increase their children's cultural awareness to help them succeed in our multi-cultural society.
Read articles about the benefits of learning languages at a young age:
- Unraveling How Children Become Bilingual So Easily
- First Words, Second Languages
- New Thoughts on Language Acquisition: Toddlers as Data Miners
And then get to know some of our au pairs from around the world by viewing Au Pair Care’s featured au pair profiles!