Benefits of Language Learning in the Primary School

There is a considerable body of evidence which indicates that young children learn languages more easily than older learners in terms of mental flexibility and the ability to focus on the input they receive [...] that lowering the age of access to other languages can have beneficial effects on monolingual children's awareness of languages and enhance their natural curiosity. Such 'priming' can then lead to an enhanced readiness to learn other languages at a later stage and can help foster positive attitudes towards other languages and cultures.
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