Another benefit of learning a language earlier is

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Thibaut founder of the Language Workshop for Children. Another benefit of learning a language earlier is better and more advanced reading and comprehension skills. Recently a study by York University in Canada by Dr. Bialystok has proven that bilingual student s knowledge of a second language or even a third language give them a greater advantage in reading than unilingual students. Her research also proved that as the student aged, the advantage continued with them. It is obvious that there are tremendous benefits to teaching students a second language early on because it will aid them through college ("News Update: Dr. Ellen Bialystok wins Killam Prize"). Thanks to advances in technology, global communication is now easier to access. Future generations will be able to speak to people across the world easier thanks to the internet, they are also able to simply use a telephone to call anywhere in the world i.e. Vonage and Skype. Most students who are knowledgeable in another language and culture are better prepared for being a citizen of the world (Stewart). Being multilingual in the future may lead to a higher paying job in the new market. Many companies, including the military, will provide incentive pay for employees who are proficient in a foreign language. By being multicultural, it will help with business deals with foreign countries (Stewart). Future generations will be competing for jobs globally not just nationally. They will even end up working for foreign companies. An employer
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- 3 might look towards a candidate that is able to speak a favored language that their business partner might speak. As the job market continues to become more global, potential employers will consider language proficiency a major factor for employment. Another job that relates to foreign languages is being a translator ("Interpreters and Translators"). Human translators are more reliable and quicker than electronic translators. Electronic translators can be unreliable and sometimes translate the opposite of what the person is actually saying. For example, when using Google translator, the translator does not translate completely accurate and sometimes it will translate to something completely different than what was written. There can be multiple instances of words, such as father (dad) and father (priest) that cannot be translated by machines. This causes problems when trying to make business deals when a human can easily be trusted better since they can understand the different tenses in the situation instead of just translating one sentence. In order to effectively negotiate, each party
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