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Mariana | Sellwood Site Director
Why do you think a bilingual education is important for young children?
A bilingual education gives children a leg up in linguistic, cognitive, and social intelligence. This knowledge can encourage children to appreciate different cultures and to be a natural communicator. Being bilingual is a practical tool that children will value for the rest of their lives. Personally, having a bilingual education at a young age has given me numerous advantages. I am able to clearly communicate with people from different cultures, aid conversations and bridge connections through translation. Above all, I have the opportunity to teach the upcoming generation the importance of learning a second language and share my culture and traditions with them.
What genuinely makes my day are the moments when students peek through my office door to wish me a good morning or to give me a quick hug. I feel successful when I connect with children because they are the reason why I received my degree in Early Childhood Education.