We believe that language is the gateway to culture. It is a powerful tool you can utilize to preserve your beautiful heritage, especially while living in countries outside of your native homeland. Not only does language play a role in your perception of reality but it inevitably forms a bond between you and those who speak it abroad or back home, a bond you may feel has been lost. Language can be a fun secret code that makes you unique, and it can also be an impressive tool for both your professional and personal development. Studies also show that people who speak multiple languages fare better academically and have a higher cognitive abilities. Approximately a third of the world languages are dying. We can actually do something about this. While many people think that it is too late to learn or enhance the knowledge of their native languages, the truth is that it is NOT. It is never too late to learn your native language or even pick up someone else’s. Through our app we want to encourage a language renaissance, taking back your culture, your native tongue, your strength and your roots. We also want to encourage being open to pick up other languages in case you ever want to take a world tour, boost your resume, or see life from a different perspective.
“Young children have a much richer capacity to develop and to acquire many languages simultaneously than adults have.”
We have all seen lovely child geniuses on TV that have the ability to speak 5 languages. While many would argue that they are naturally gifted, it’s important to note that kids generally have a greater ability to master languages than adults. Children are at a prime age where they can take in a lot of knowledge at a rapid pace. This is a great time for your children to learn their native language if they do not know it. There is a common narrative among first generation children, who were encouraged to focus most of their attention on the English language. This is done with great intentions for the child to fare well academically. However, after many years have passed, many of these children (now adults) wish for what they once had, their native tongue. Studies show that we actually do not have to lose one language in order to gain another. In fact, “young children are less likely to be inhibited in learning a second language. They may develop stronger problem-solving skills, have more empathy, and be more sociable. They may perform better on non-language skills tests, such as math, have better sustained attention and be able to switch between tasks more readily.”