The benefits of language immersion programs have become an important part of education, especially considering the United States is a melting pot of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and languages that are a reflection of our rich history. Learning a foreign language has become key to a global mindset. Being bilingual can create unique opportunities and has its competitive advantages, especially when it comes to career advancement. That is why we’ve highlighted a few benefits of a language immersion program and obtaining private tuition assistance for families who are interested in providing their children the gift of a second language.
The Benefits of Foreign Language Immersion Programs
The benefits of children getting an early start in a language immersion program during the early stages of their development have proven to have incredible results in their literacy and overall cognitive skills. “There is research that children who learn or acquire two languages simultaneously, that their brains are stretched in the process and they are actually better equipped in other cognitive areas because of acquiring two languages,” says Johanna Watzinger-Tharp, Associate Dean for International and Interdisciplinary Programs at the University of Utah.
There is a plethora of research to make a case for the benefits of immersion programs out there for parents to review and mull over. When the question for parents is no longer “Why” or “Where”, it becomes the cost. The cost may be insignificant for some families but for others, it can be a financial hardship.
Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs Help
While studying a foreign language is invaluable, tuition for private schools offering language immersion programs can prove financially challenging for some families. Fortunately, there are scholarships and financial assistance that can help, like the Arizona Private School Tax Credit and various non-profit organizations such as the Arizona Tuition Connection, that supports the cost of private tuition. Parents who want their children to have the opportunity to benefit from innovative programs such as foreign language study for elementary school and secondary school students can apply.
International School of Arizona
The International School of Arizona supports all interested families in affording their unique language immersion program. It is the school’s goal to ensure private school tuition doesn’t prevent families from applying for their child to attend ISA. They help to navigate parents through the process of applying for assistance and all students may be eligible for one or more scholarships. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or get more information.