The choice of a bilingual educational program arises from the desire to offer on its territory a school that is unique in its kind and by the clear advantages that this path can ensure the growth of the future citizens of the world. Through several studies conducted by researchers bilingualism represents a wealth because:
It allows the child to deal with two languages and therefore two different cultures, learning a greater tolerance toward others.
At a linguistic level, knowing more than one language allows the child to have a greater awareness on the structure and operation of the languages (e.g. greater meta-linguistic awareness and in the learning of other languages).
It has positive effects on the selective attention and therefore the ability to focus on relevant information and inhibit those not relevant.
Due to the still widespread misinformation about growing bilingual, it can sometimes happen that any learning difficulties expressed by the child are to be erroneously attributed to bilingualism and that therefore it is recommended to the family of exposing the child to a single language. This is a wrong misbelief: bilingualism hasn’t got any negative influence on the classroom experience. On the contrary numerous studies have shown that the bilingual development offers considerable benefits a cognitive level and can make children more predisposed towards the learning of other languages.