Parents in Dubai are increasingly attracted to international bilingual schools due to the ‘international education passport’ that externally validated examinations bring. For students who aspire to go to western universities, it removes the obligation to do a foundation year.
Why choosing a bilingual school?
Children learn more in their first 2,000 days than in any other six-year period in their life. Studies have shown that children who are educated in a multilingual setting are more apt to learn new languages later on in life.
Multilingual minds have been found to be more nimble and adaptable, they are better problem solvers and have better memories. Their ability for planning, impulse, focus and learning to discard irrelevant information is enhanced. The bilingual brain is more flexible, it switches back and forth between two languages and allows children to think and speak in each language versus translating between languages.