Students at BIS Abu Dhabi are taught the importance of being multi linguistic.
There are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world, spoken by 7 billion people. Bilingualism brings with it many benefits: it makes the learning of additional languages easier, enhances the thinking process and fosters contacts with other people and their cultures. Bilingualism and plurilingualism entail economic advantages too, as jobs are more easily available to those who speak several languages, and multilingual companies have a better competitive edge than monolingual ones.
Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies.