More foreign languages should be taught/offered in High Schools
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High school students comprehend more than adults because their brains are still growing. Many students do just take high school languages because they need credits. However, many are really interested in the language. Some students actually want to excel in the language of their choosing. If a student does not want to learn Spanish or French, most of the time they are out of luck. Many schools only offer Spanish and French. High Schools need to offer more languages like Latin, German, Russian, and Portuguese.
It's just common sense that a student that knows more languages will most likely get the job they want over the person who does not know any language besides their own.
At my high school, we have 2 language classes. Students (like me) that want to have a career that involves languages should be able to have a larger variety of languages to choose from. I am not content with only being able to choose between French or Spanish, and I cannot be the only person unhappy with the language program at their high school.
I never said high schools should offer obscure languages that barely anyone in the world speaks. I believe languages like German, Chinese, Portuguese, and Latin should be offered at all schools. I know cost is a factor, I never said it wasn't. However, the idea of students succeeding in foreign language courses should motivate the school board to raise money for these courses.
And I conclude, more practical foreign languages should be offered in ALL high schools.
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