Academic and Cognitive Benefits:
- Research conducted at Cornell University suggests that children who learn a second language can maintain better attention and focus than children who learn only one language.
- Multiple studies report a direct correlation between studying a foreign language and higher standardized test scores including the ACT and SAT.
- Learning another language benefits students’ reading abilities, even showing that bilingual students score higher on sight reading, spelling and English vocabulary tests than monolingual speakers.
- Learning a second language enhances comprehension in all subject matters, increasing overall success from elementary school through college.
- Children who learn a second language transfer academic and life skills from one language to another, affording a positive influence on a child’s English-language proficiency.
- There is a proven link between language learning and students’ increased ability to scientifically hypothesize and mathematically problem solve in addition to more developed spatial understanding.
- Studying a second language promotes cultural awareness and understanding.
- The French School affords families a lifelong, international network of contacts.
- French connects you to more than 270 million French speakers worldwide.
- Expedites language requirements for high school and college.
- Bilingual job candidates are 66% more likely to get hired and have more job opportunities around the world than monolingual adults according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Research shows that bilinguals also earn significantly more per year than their monolingual peers.
- Bloomberg ranks French as the 3rd most useful business language in the world after English and Mandarin.
- Learning another language improves executive function in children and delays the onset of dementia in adults.