Why Language Learning Matters at Atlanta International School
At AIS, we view language as more than simply a communications tool. We see language as critical for understanding and empathizing with those from different cultures, and crucial for navigating those cultures.
It’s the qualities of understanding, empathy and intercultural competence that enable our students to effectively collaborate in their learning and problem solving. These are skills our students develop and use at AIS and continue to grow as they move to university and into a world that’s increasingly more fluid and interconnected.
Research also shows that knowing two or more languages has tangible cognitive benefits. As one learns to switch between languages, one triggers, and potentially strengthens, the part of the brain that manages executive function (problem solving, multitasking, and focusing attention).