Foreign languages help people in life and their career it opens up so many more doors when you can understand and talk to people from more than just your own country. It would be a great idea to have elementary schools learn another language and continue through that education in high school.
I believe that a choice of a foreign language should be added to the U.S. elementary school curriculum. In many foreign countries you are required to take a foreign language of your choice. I think that students in the U.S. would definitely benefit greatly in their lives if they had a foreign language in elementary school and throughout high school.
The best time to learn a foreign language is when you are young. Although it is possible when you are older, it gets harder and harder, and you will be much less fluent than if you learn the language at a young age. Americans are strange in their typical single language mastery--most people of other nations know at least two, normally more. The US is behind in this respect, and this should be rectified. The addition of a foreign language to elementary school is a good first step to addressing this issue.
Some kids may think it's easy, until they enroll for a japanese class that is impossible. If you insist we learn a language, we have Google now. Translators are here. What use does it have to be taught French as a 5th grader? Lets learn our basic stuff first. Then we can do it in high school.