Benefits of Bilingual Education
Mostly used in educational institutions, bilingual education entails the teaching of academics in both native and secondary language in varied amounts according the institution’s syllabus. This program is often used in schools where English is not their first language or on students who might not have enough English skills. The objective for such kind of program would be to have the student be literate and gain knowledge in both languages. The following are more benefits;
When you travel to a foreign country, you can easily communicate independently without the need for interpreters or translators. Bilingual people can be able to find their way around in a strange country as they have more than one word for certain words making it easy for them to communicate with people. It is said that once someone learns more than two languages, he can easily learn another.
2. Work opportunity
Knowing a foreign dialect can provide one with an opportunity to work and study abroad. In todays’ world where changes are taking place almost every minute, you can be called upon to work abroad either in missionary work or as a relief worker. Having the knowledge of their language will enable you to get by quite easily.
3. Access of information resources
A bilingual person is able to read more books and literature which exist in both languages which would otherwise be impossible to do. Consequently, this provides room for exposure to different traditions and culture as well as way of life.
4. More life choices
With an added dialect, you have many options in life. Bilingual persons can be able to contract marriages with people who speak their secondary language. They can also be able to relocate to other countries and settle there with ease.
Although speaking more than one language can be highly beneficial, people who learn these languages especially children forget their own culture and traditions gradually.