Horace W. Porter

Benefits of Foreign Language in Elementary School

LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE AT AN EARLY AGE...

  • Has a positive effect on 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 his/her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.
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http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/who-benefits

To watch a video about the advantages of multiple language acquisition in an increasingly interconnected world go to:
http://www.leadwithlanguages.org