Why your child should learn a foreign language

Obtaining fluency in a second language:

  • Has a positive effect on your child's intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding of their native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people that they would otherwise not have a chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child to understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in careers where knowing another language is a real asset.

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Source: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. Additional research about the benefits of language learning can be found here.