There are a number of studies that seem to provide irrefutable evidence that children are better at learning second languages than adults. Raising a bilingual child is not difficult at all, and the benefits of learning a second language at an early age are certainly worth pursuing. Our brains are designed to learn languages before puberty, so it's a good idea to start learning as soon as possible.

Bilingual children learn faster and easier, have better problem-solving and creativity skills, and will face more and better job opportunities in adulthood. They can also communicate more easily with other cultures and are less likely to suffer from age-related mental illnesses as they reach old age. Most importantly, it is much easier to learn a second language at a young age. In addition, learning a second language is not as difficult as it used to be. Scientists are constantly studying second languages and developing new ways to help children learn faster.


Reasons for learning a second language at an early age

1. They learn faster and easier

It is easier to learn a second language as a child. One of the main advantages of learning a second language at a young age is that children learn languages faster and easier. In short, learning a second language as a child saves your child from having to learn a second language as an adult.

2. Brain structure facilitates second language learning 

Biologically, children are like sponges. A child's brain is designed to absorb new information unconsciously. They do this in a way that adults unconsciously pick up lyrics and rhythms. Brain systems specialized in learning new languages develop rapidly from about age six until puberty. Before age 10, children can distinguish between all sounds in all languages. Then, according to exposure to languages, they distinguish between language sounds.


3. Children think less than adults 

Another advantage of learning a second language at a young age is that children think more simply than adults. They use fewer words with simpler sentence structures and think less abstractly. Children who are learning a second language do not take on the task of transferring their abstract thoughts and feelings into the second language. Then, as these children grow up, they learn to express their thoughts in both the mother tongue and the second language. Adults, on the other hand, must face the daunting task of translating complex sentence structures and abstract thoughts in order to fully express themselves in their second language.

4. Children have enough time

Think about the books you read as a child compared to the books you read now. Remember that it took you years of schooling to understand the texts you can read now. The same goes for writing, listening and even speaking. It took at least 15 years of academic study to be able to communicate the way you do in your native language. Time is another advantage of learning a second language at an early age. Children have enough time. They can start small and simple and simultaneously reach a higher level of thinking and communication.

5. Learning a second language prepares children to solve problems

Children who learn a second language become thoughtful and creative adults. Their brains experience constant training from a young age as they try to figure out what language to speak and when. Researchers found that in addition to increasing problem-solving skills, bilingual children are better at planning, concentrating, and multitasking, and they score higher on standardized tests. By teaching your child a second language as a child, you are setting him up for success. Learning a second language creates divergent thinking. Bilingual children learn to see the world through different lenses. Therefore, they have different points of view to be able to think creatively.


6. Learning a second language leads to more job opportunities

In the modern era of globalization, more and more companies are looking for employees who speak more than one language. Additionally, employees who speak more than one language often earn significantly more than their monolingual counterparts.

This claim applies to jobs beyond translation and interpretation. Companies need employees who can communicate across borders and internationalize their specific products or services. This means that companies are often looking for employees who can translate into one or more languages and specialize in a particular field. Bilinguals with experience or expertise in legal, medical, technical, or scientific fields can find high-paying jobs.

This is great news for bilingual children who either grow up in a bilingual family or are exposed to significant exposure to two or more languages at a young age. Because children learn languages much faster than adults, they can learn a second language at a young age and then spend time in college pursuing a particular field of interest. These bilingual professionals can then charge a lot of money to translate texts related to their expertise