By | Shannon Donohue | www.rd.com
Hint: It’s not English or Spanish!
Learning different languages can be wildly beneficial for children in terms of development and cultural exposure, but with so many languages to choose from, which is the best for your child? We found a study that narrows it down for you. Find out the forgotten manners you should be teaching your children, as well.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research and Opinion conducted the study in partnership with Heathrow Airport. Experts analyzed how language can impact children’s lives and the role it plays in everyday life. They also determined which languages tend to lead to the best career opportunities as an adult.
“We believe that language learning is hugely beneficial for children’s development and it’s a real investment for the future,” said Antonella Sorace, professor of developmental linguistics and director of bilingualism matters at Edinburgh University. Find out the secret to learning a new language.
The study involved a survey of 2,001 parents with children under the age of 18, along with another survey of more than 500 business leaders.