Welcome to today’s Kids Bilingual Network blog post! No matter what language a person learns to speak, all have the same affect on helping grow, develop and improve the brain. At the end of the day the language one chooses to learn has to be one that intrigues and interests them. All languages and their dialects are unique and exciting in their own way but it boils down to your preference.
Some languages are easier to learn than others. For children who’s primary language is English, we recommend learning French, German, Italian, Spanish or Dutch because they all derive from Latin just as English does. For the average person, each language takes about 30 weeks (750 hours) to achieve mastery and perfect fluency. Don’t let those numbers intimidate you! Learning a new language is a significant challenge but as we have explained previously, it is so worth it! It opens up new opportunities gives you access to new cultures and understanding and much more. It is also easier to learn a new language before a person’s high school years. Seems kind of backwards, but the brain is developing at a more rapid pace when a human being is young, which makes it easier to add a secondary language. Plus let’s be honest, children are often just less stubborn and more exciting and fun than adults!
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English are also the easiest to acquire because they have the best curriculums to learn from for all ages. Many languages with multiple dialects do not offer thorough curriculums or lesson plans. This means the only way to learn the language is to either submerge yourself in the languages culture and force yourself to learn or be taught directly from a person of that culture who speaks both your primary language and the one you want to learn. All languages are special in their own way, but the main languages that derive from Latin are in our opinion the easiest and most beneficial to learn! For any questions please email us! Simply go to the contact page.