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Why study foreign language?

This presentation describes the numerous benefits of learning a second language and why we should keep foreign language programs active in schools.

Ashley Westover

on 3 September 2010

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Transcript of Why study foreign language?

Why study a foreign language? Students Parents School board/
Administrators Local Community World Career opportunities
Academic achievement
Improved brain function
Why should my child learn a
second language?
Higher standardized test scores
Beneficial in the development of student's reading ability
New communicative skills through an enriching learning experience of culture and society
Promotes cultural understanding
A study done by the the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Toronto, Canada on older adults, concludes that the lifelong use of two languages can help delay the onset of dementia symptoms by four years compared to people who are monolingual.
Enhances career opportunities

To make new friends Travel to different place around the world Your grades It's fun and culture rocks Increased understanding of one's own
Makes students more sensitive and
understanding of other nations
Puts students in better positions for
International and Government Jobs.
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