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Why learn Foreign Languages??

Why learn Foreign Languages??

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Now a days , foreign languages have their own importance in our society. Now, it is very important for children to learn one foreign language at least.
Learning a foreign language exposes young people to new cultures and new horizons and helps them understand English better.

To know more about it, go to thus link in which it is discussed in detail that why foreign languages have so much importance now a days.

http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/french/flsat.html


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Don Doehla, MA, NBCT's picture
Don Doehla, MA, NBCT
2015 California Language Teacher of the Year, Co-Director Berkeley WL Project at UC Berkeley Language Center

Hello Ruchita, and welcome to the World Languages Community forum at Edutopia!

I want to thank you for sharing this post - lots of excellent information here worth sharing with fellow language teachers!

Best wishes,

Don

Debora Wondercheck's picture
Debora Wondercheck
Executive Director, Founder of Arts & Learning Conservatory

Hello,

Even I think that learning a foreign language is really important. Not just the language , in fact everybody should try to learn a little more about the culture. This will enhance your thinking power.

Vane Botts's picture
Vane Botts
Elementary School Spanish Teacher

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. -Geoffrey Willans

I love this quote and find it so true. Learning different languages improves our understanding of our own native language and gives us the ability to communicate with people we would otherwise not have the chance to know. It also opens up career opportunities we would not otherwise have.

English is my second language. I grew up in a country where, in addition to Spanish, you learn English from the time you are in elementary school. I am still enjoying the benefits of knowing more than one language - personally and professionally. I wish all schools would integrate foreign language learning beginning in the lower grades.

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