Starting Foreign Language Instruction Earlier
by Dr. Trama - Friday, December 7th, 2012 College Preparation & Planning

The fact that it is easier for children to learn a second language (or third, or fourth, etc.) earlier in life is well known at this point. Only 25% of elementary schools even OFFERED foreign language instruction in 2008, but there is increasing support for more comprehensive foreign language instruction and education in K-12 schools.

“People who speak a foreign language tend to make more money. Something like 3 percent on average regardless of the field…”

If you knew you could have essentially a three percent raise regardless of what career path you took, would you have signed up for it? Would you sign your children up for it?

In a society that is increasingly diverse, and with the economy becoming increasingly global, the ability to communicate in more than just English can only be considered a positive.

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