Better and more advanced reading skills 
(NY University, Canada)

Greater opportunities for college & careers 
(Villano 1996) 

Natural sounding, native like accents 
(UCLA research)

Greater grasp of one’s first language, including larger vocabulary
(Dahlberg 2004) 

Bigger view of the world: travel, communication, cultures 
(Curtain 2004)

Better at complex problem solving skills

and order thinking skills
(Bamford and Mizokawa 1991)(Hakuta 1986)

Both verbal and nonverbal intelligence tests
(Bruck, Lambert, Tucker 1974) 

Greater intellectual flexibility 
(Weathorford, 1986)

Higher standardized test scores, all sections of the SAT, and

core subject standardized tests     (Armstrong & Rogers 1999) (2007 College Board Seniors Report) (Cooper 1987)

Higher academic achievers

(Thomas, Collier, Abbot 1993)

Higher scores in Math & Science

(Armstrong 1997)

Better listening skills and

sharper memories than monolingual peers

(Lapkin 1990, Ratte 1968)

Higher self-concept

(Saunders, 1998)

More tolerant of

differences among people

(Carpenter 1974)

Speaking a second language may delay different forms of dementia
(Journal American Academy of Neurology 2013)

Benefits of Language Immersion