Benefits of Language Immersion


Better and more advanced reading skills (NY University, Canada)

Greater opportunities for college and careers (Villano, 1986)

Higher scores in math and science (Armstrong, 1997)

Greater grasp of one's first language, including larger vocabulary (Dahlberg, 2004)

Better at complex problem solving skills and order thinking skills (Bamford & Mizokawa, 1991)

Bigger view of the world: travel, communication, cultures (Curtain, 2004)

More tolerant of differences among people (Carpenter, 1974)

Higher standardized test scores on all sections of the SAT, and core subject standardized tests (Armstrong and Rogers, 1999) (College Board Seniors Report, 2007) (Cooper, 1987)

Higher academic achievers (Thomas, Collier, Abbot, 1993)

Speaking a second language may delay different forms of dementia (Journal American Academy of Neurology, 2013)

Better listening skills and sharper memories than monolingual peers (Lapkin, 1990) (Ratte, 1968)

Higher self concept (Saunders, 1998)