There are many developmental benefits to learning multiple languages at an early age, such as improved executive functioning skills, the ability to think flexibly, demonstrate self-control, focus attention, and tune out distractions. Research has found that bilingual children have better working memory than children who speak only one language.
Children learning a second language or two languages simultaneously will often “code switch” or use both languages in the same sentence. It is not evidence of a problem in the language-learning process. Instead, this shows that children understand the grammatical rules of both languages. Children typically use this strategy to clarify their meaning in a grammatically correct manner.
Odyssey Nursery Dubai and Odyssey Nursery Abu Dhabi are currently offering French and Arabic as a second language in classrooms with English as a main language, as well as only French language classrooms. UAE is a country where people from all around the world meet, and knowing more than one language will help help children to become a successful member of any community.