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and other cultures, Some evidence also suggests that children who receive second language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems. The benefits to society are many. Americans fluent in other languages enhance our economic competitiveness abroad, improve global communication, and maintain our political and security interests.
Learning a Second Language at an Early Age
Has a positive effect on intellectual growth and 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
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Benefit of Learning a Language for Children
Students of foreign languages score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English. In its 1992 report, College Bound Seniors: The 1992 Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, the College Entrance Examination Board reported that students who averaged 4 or more years of foreign language study scored higher on the verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than those who had studied 4 or more years in any other subject area.
In addition, the average mathematics score for individuals who had taken 4 or more years of foreign language study was identical to the score of those who had studied the same number of years of mathematics. These findings are consistent with College Board profiles for previous years.
Students of foreign languages have access to a greater number of career possibilities and develop a deeper understanding of their own
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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. (Center for Applied Linguistics)
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Foreign Languages: An Essential Core Experience
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