The world is changing, and if we want to give our children an advantage for their future we need to think ahead. On skill that can give them leverage in the future job market is languages. If they can read, write and speak in the three most spoken languages in the world they are going to have a competency that no other children posses.
Immersion learners benefit cognitively, exhibiting greater nonverbal problem-solving abilities and more flexible thinking than their non-immersion peers. It has been suggested that the very processes learners use to make sense of the teacher’s meaning in a second language make them pay closer attention and think harder. These processes, in turn, appear to have a positive effect on cognitive development.