Why Should Schools Incorporate A Bilingual Education Model?

Updated: Jun 28

3 benefits of ICA’s bilingual Pre-K to 12 education programs


Are you curious about bilingual communication in the education space? Incorporating education in two different languages across Pre-K to 12 schools can improve the development potential of students and can also be rewarding for the overall performance of your educational institution. Research shows that children who learn through two languages perform 16% better in logical and mathematical reasoning as compared to monolingual students. They are more innovative, have varying perspectives and are generally more enterprising. Developing thought processes in English from an early age enhances students’ learning in their native language and equips them with pertinent skills for the globalizing world of the 21st Century.


International Canadian Academys (ICA) dynamic bilingual programs are digitally progressive and experience oriented in order to bring out the best in students when the brain is highly adaptable to changing based on experiential knowledge ie., positively neuroplastic. Here are 3 reasons why ICA’s new-age education model taught through the lens of two culturally diverse languages is optimal for educational institutions, teachers, parents and most importantly students:


#1 - Enhanced Academic Achievement


Education through the means of 2 languages, incorporated at any age during pre-K, elementary or middle school, can significantly improve academic performance for students across disciplines. ICA’s bilingual elementary program is specially designed to enhance local curricula through self-exploration to define tangible aspirations. The program has been crafted to cover knowledge across disciplines. This includes Stanford mindset Mathematics, innovative scientific learning methodologies and Digital Media Academy courses for cutting edge technology education.


Our exclusive program offers education based on the United Nations “Education 4 Justice” model and gives students hands-on experience into the world of global diplomacy through Model United Nations (MUN).


#2 - Superior Brain Focus and Executive Control for Students


Linguistic diversity from a young age makes learning new languages easier at later stages in life. A study by MIT suggests that the critical period of language acquisition ends within early to mid adolescence. Neurologically, learning through diverse languages from a young age improves creative thinking and problem solving proficiency, making students more likely to excel in class discussions and entrepreneurial projects.


"Executive control is the set of cognitive skills based on limited cognitive resources for such functions as inhibition, switching attention, and working memory . Executive control emerges late in development and declines early in aging, and supports such activities as high level thought, multi-tasking, and sustained attention." Bilingualism: Consequences for Mind and Brain || National Library of Medicine

The study above indicates that bilinguals have superior executive control which has proven to improve their academic achievements. ICA’s thoroughly researched bilingual education model fosters tools that facilitate high-level focus and solution-oriented learning through enhanced communication frameworks. This enhances students’ curiosity and makes them life-long learners.


#3 - Wider Variety of Career Opportunities & a High Return on Investment (ROI)


ICA’s bilingual teaching method broadens the pool of global job opportunities for students. We emphasize teaching through English, an international language spoken by over 1.5 Billion people across the globe. This provides exposure to multicultural and truly global career prospects. In fact, an article by the BBC estimates that learning a second language in addition to one’s native language can help add over $128,000 in revenue over 40 years of working. ICA’s education model is thus cultivated to improve the standard of living for all learners in an inclusive, and equal way. Our modules train the teachers to pay attention to each student whole-heartedly, no matter their socio-economic background, race, caste or gender.



 

Want To Learn More About ICA's Bilingual Education Model?


We at ICA believe that inclusive and accessible education is a right for all students across the globe. In today’s world, communication and analytical skills through an internationally spoken language only strengthens students' confidence in themselves. Further, our research shows that bilingually educated children have shown a delay in onset of neurological disorders like dementia and Alzheimers in later ages. To learn more about ICA’s programs and how your school can integrate our bilingual curricula, contact us at info@icanadianacademy.com.



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