Young children have an incredible ability to learn and retain information, which makes learning another language at an early age so important.  Introducing any foreign language to young children provides a distinct advantage when learning languages later on in life.  A child’s brain is like a sponge, soaking up whatever experiences they are exposed to.

This philosophy is reflected in the government’s current drive to place greater emphasis on languages in schools.  Michael Gove, the former Education Secretary, published a consultation document targeting the introduction of a second language into the curriculum in 2014 from age 7.  This has prompted many educationalists to push for the introduction at an even younger age.