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Helping your child succeed: Summertime: A great time to begin learning a foreign language

Marianas Variety – Jane Elizabeth Hamilton

“Children who study one or more foreign languages during their school years reap numerous personal, cognitive and academic benefits. Through foreign language study, they learn about different cultures and ways of life, and expand their views of the world. Additionally, they have higher scores on tests of academic achievement than their monolingual peers. Below are some details about the benefits of foreign language study: Personal benefits. One advantage of studying a foreign language in school is the exposure it gives students to different cultures, beliefs and ideas, and new ways of thinking. Individuals who can understand, speak and read in more than one language have the ability to communicate with more people, read more diverse types of material and benefit more fully from traveling in other countries. As students learn about different cultures and different ways of life, they expand their horizons and understanding of the world.”(more)

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