Language learning in primary school has several aspects:
- The student continues learning languages he/she started to learn in a nursery or pre-school. The student’s contact with the language and the language and teaching methods used in the nursery and kindergarten condition the student’s ability to acquire educational material taught in various educational subjects at school.
- The student acquires knowledge in the language and therefore learns the language
- The student is faced with a great challenge to learn to read and write in the language, so it is important that this capacity is inserted in parallel in both languages.
- If the student uses only a second or third language as spoken, but writes and reads in the first language using the same alphabet, he/she will take only a few months the “catch-up” with writing / reading in the second / third language which until then was only spoken,.
- In addition to the educational concepts (specific knowledge), the student also learns vocabulary related to the topic. The ability to communicate that knowledge (during lessons, tests, exams) is closely related to the study of specific vocabulary and often determines the success in the next stage of education. This is why good control of teaching languages is crucial to academic success.
- Teaching skills acquired in two or three languages may allow the student to continue studies in education in one of the selected languages