The Benefits of a Bilingual Education
Did you know that 66% of the world’s children are raised to speak two or more languages? Do you know the percentage of Americans who speak another language? It’s only 18%. It is an increasingly multilingual world out there and as our children enter a globalized future, it is vital that they are equipped for it.
Scientific research has shown that multilingual children are better at focusing, multitasking, have increased mental flexibility and creativity, possess stronger logic skills, and perform better academically than their monolingual peers. Add to this the global exposure an added language gives and you have a compelling argument for giving your child a bilingual education.
Students at Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) enjoy a full immersion bilingual French-English, academically rigorous program (preschool -12th grade) on four elementary campuses: Los Feliz, Pasadena, West Valley, and Orange County, and a secondary campus in Burbank. Additional languages are added in middle school and LILA graduates are, at minimum, trilingual. Teachers, staff and students come from all over the world, each bringing their own experiences and perspectives. LILA students study and live in a world community every day. They are challenged through the rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curricula of the French and International Baccalaureate institutions encouraging personal initiative, creativity and curiosity that has yielded successful graduates who attend the world’s top universities. LILA aims to develop confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse competitive world. LILA website: www.LILAschool.com