Advantages of Bilingualism

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Does the language you speak affect how you think about the world? Listening, speaking, reading and writing are four of the most essential steps for people learning a new language. Language is very important in any culture; it is a person’s identity. When a student is enrolled in bilingual education, many people view this as a great opportunity to enrich one’s knowledge and cultural diversity, while others may view bilingual education as a useless investment by the government. The difference in opinions on bilingual education depends upon each individual’s perspective on the subject. Language is so important and humans should share the natural desire to learn more than one in a society where communication is key. Bilingual education would provide an overall growth of all students enrolled in the program as well as providing many generations to come with exposure to cultural diversity. Of the many advantages of bilingualism, much is within culture, business and cognitive benefits. The language of one country is different from the other country and it tells the features of the country which distinguish it from one company to another. Languages shape the way people perceive the world and it also provides help to define culture of any society. There are countries in which more than one language is spoken; you will find more than one culture in that society. For example Canada has the English-speaking and French-speaking culture. Due to the dominance of English-speaking culture there are some conflict between English-speaking cultures and French-speaking culture. In Belgium there are two types of speakers one is Flemish-speakers and second is French-speakers. Similarly in Spain there are two cultures one is Basque-speaking and the second is Spanish-speaking. The most widely spoken language in the world is English and it is followed by French, Spanish, Chinese and Hindi. Many believe that a global language could help to further peace and harmony in the world by...
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