Is speaking more than one language good for me?
Children and young people surrounded by different languages:
- understand different cultures, people and points of view better
- are better at ‘multitasking’ and focusing attention
- start reading earlier
- find it easier to learn other languages.
Being multilingual gives you much more than two languages!
Source: Adapted from bilingualism matters. www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk
You can find more information on the benefits of speaking more than one language in this blog.
Should I stop speaking my first language?
People sometimes think that if they stopped using their first language, they would learn English faster. This is not true!
Being fluent in your first language will help you learn English faster, so it is really important that you carry on using your first language if you can.
Congratulations to you!