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Ask Mr. Dad: Should you learn a second language? Bien sur!

The Journal Times – Armin Brott

“There’s absolutely no question that learning a second language is good for kids (and adults). Here’s how: It boosts academic achievement. Literally dozens of studies have found that children who study a foreign language get better grades and score higher on standardized tests. More specifically, kids who learn more than one language do better than their mono-lingual (knowing only one-language) peers on verbal and math exams. Yes, math. According to some experts, learning a new language requires an understanding of patterns and deciphering puzzles — both of which are related to mathematics. Multi-lingual kids also demonstrate better grammar usage, reading ability, spelling, and vocabulary in their native language.”(more)

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