The importance of a second language

Certainly we cannot deny that times have change, and it will continue changing. The technology that surrounds on a daily basis, the premium innovation of our world. Foremost, the children of today are being developed in an environment of technology and further expansion. The competitive for our children, at the University, at work and in the medium in which they develop will be much larger and difficult. The opportunity of learn another language should be take it immediately. There is a phrase that I found really interesting, it said: "The analphabet of the next millennium will be the one who doesn't know how to handle a computer, and doesn't know another language," taken from the article, the importance of languages in the process of globalization. That phrase was clear, and specific.

It is known, for studies in the field of neuroscience and cognitive psychology, (Ellis, 1996; Gardner, 1996; Jensen, 1996: Johnson Laird, 1990; Calvin, 2001) that our brains are neurologically ready to learn. We have a predetermined genetic program; this includes the ability to learn the fifty-two sounds of the universal languages, their intonation and syntax. When we learn, we upgrade what we already have our brain (Jensen 1996: 6).

British research shows that learning new languages have a great impact in the brain structure, of young children.

The research, conducted by experts from University College London (UCL) and published in the Nature magazine, indicate that bilingual people have "more gray matter" at the bottom of the parietal cortex.

The effect, discovered through sophisticated scanners, is even more remarkable when the second language is learned before the age of five. It is important the development of a second language in our children, and more if they can learn and achieve the goal in a fun and entertaining way.

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