The reason I say yes is because if they do take time to learn the language(s) maybe they will take the time to really learn. But I also think that it should be a choice not to be laid down om thwm when they probably already have enough to do.
With little kids learning new languages it give thing to think about but took improve vocabulary as it is. Kids learn the value of big and strong words while trying to define the foreign word.
The knew words give kids speech fluency and knowledge. Kids ,in addition to speech ,will help decipher words easier and faster.
As long as Americans want to do business with other English speaking countries and other countries come to the US to do business, we will be fine. If other countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa chose not to do business with the US, how would we be able to convince them. It seems rather narcissistic to expect them to come to us.
In my opinion, it should be mandatory for students to learn a second language. Sure some people think it's a waste of time or that it's boring and complex, but it may come in handy in the future. Yes maybe the student will stay in the same country but what if they decide to go on a vacation or look for jobs? Learning a new language will allow a person to communicate and also to understand diversity. This is getting too long, but learning a foreign language does have its pros and cons. Although I still believe it should be a required subject in schools.
Learning a new language will help you get more money. You will also feel more connected to the different cultures. Learning a new language is fun! At least for me...But everybody is different. The best language to start at is Spanish that's where all the basic Latin roots are from. Learning a new language is fun as long as you are in for it.
Children should be able to speak different languages for learning advantages and future jobs that relate to foreign languages, they will be happier too going to a different country and being able to communicate to unknown people, which is also a big problem in other countries that people can't communicate to foreigners too. Thank you, Nikki C.
Students should learn a foreign languages,because it help them in many different ways in life )) they make better their life,they will have more friends in future than now . Also they have means to travel in different countries . So its my opinion to learn different languages . Bye
Think of the large variety of jobs that it will allow students to take in the future. Maybe you go on a vacation and can speak their language fluently and can communicate. Or you could just be that American that can only speak English. You decide to live in a different country and can speak English and that language.
Not only you learn grammar rules, you learn about other cultures, you enjoy travelling more, you become more open minded and you are more likely to understand about the world, history, current affairs. Learning languages brings you together to other people. Learning a foreign language will make you smarter as it is a great asset to the cognitive process
Students should learn foreign language other than English because to stay competent. Many companies today looking for graduates who be able to speak more than 2 languages. Learning other language makes student highly competent as they have the urge to get down and loosen their tongue. Today, English is not just the only language that starts to take over the world, but others as well. Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese are the example that also starts to win the hearts of others
Any foreign language in my opinion isn't required unless you plan on exploring the world or have plans to work at a call area or being a teacher for students who WANT to learn a new language. Not many people want to speak another language I for one don't but yet is forced on students who don't want to learn another language and they don't get a say in it and thus makes it harder for any student who doesn't want to learn a new language as they have to sit am examination on it and focus on something they don't find important or interesting for there present or future life this applies pressure on them and distracts there attention away from other subjects such as maths science and English witch then in turn affects there grade as there attention is focused on foreign languages.
People barely know how to speak English, why should they be forced to learn another language? How would you feel if schools made everybody learn about biochemical engineering and said the reason is to expand our thought processes? I don't plan on leaving the United States at all, nor do I plan on doing anything that involves me speaking another language. However if you plan on doing something that helps you if you are bilingual than by all means yes, if not don't do it.
Kids don't pay attention while learning a second language and they always say they don't understand. One time, my Spanish teacher asked, "Is anyone Savera's friend?" and no one raised their hand except Savera because we all thought she said, "Who is Savera?" This is why language in school should be optional.
Although learning a foreign language is a huge plus for any individual, it should not be a requirement. Furthermore, not everyone has the desire to learn a foreign language, therefore they should not be forced to do so. Those who do wish to learn another language will benefit from it, but it should be optional.
Learning a language is great, but it shouldn't be mandatory.
1) if the reason for requiring a student to learn a foreign language is to make them culturally aware, then they should have the option of taking a culture awareness class that talks about the history, current events, and politics of a specific culture. This would help to eliminate stereotypes of certain cultures and, I believe, make students more globally aware than taking a class that is first and foremost about learning a foreign language.
2) most people unfortunately don't leave the U.S, which is relatively isolated geographically when compared with Europe, etc. where learning a foreign language is more useful because you're actually in contact with multiple languages on a regular basis. Not to say that America isn't multi-lingual but we are predominantly English- speaking. Those who do go abroad will pick up the language fastest via immersion than they probably ever would in a classroom.
3) This is kinda personal, but it always sorta bugged me when foreign students could place out of a language and get 4 classes to pretty much take whatever they want, especially in college where every credit counts because I'm paying for it. Nothing against bi-lingual students, it's just I think they should have to take an alternative (cultural awareness class)
Languages are great and I admire anyone who can speak more than one. I just don't think it should be the only option when there are alternative options for pretty much every other course (different types of sciences, different art/creative classes, different literature classes, etc)
It should be the student's choice, they might not need to go anywhere that requires speaking a foreign language, I'm currently learning italian, but that's for fun and my own choice.
Most people don't even want to learn a second language
and if you're not serious about anything, you probably
won't succeed in doing it. And sometimes children's brains
don't have enough space to hold all of this grammar and words.
Most students take a foreign language in highschool for 4 years. Most students don't build the strong grammar skills, pronunciation, or vocabulary necessary to speak the language. They only get gist of it which isn't enough. If you want to learn the language fully you need to grow up in it. The CEO of language stars says "younger children can learn other languages faster, but this window closes around age 10."
I think learning a foreign language has many advantages: it promotes cognitive growth in the student and provides a cultural understanding and appreciation that expands the United States' borders. Foreign language in school is a wonderful opportunity for students willing to dedicate the time to learn the language. But what about the students whom aren't so dedicated? Indeed, these students that lack a passion for foreign languages only take such classes because they are forced to. What's the result? A miserable, stressed student trying to juggle a Spanish class, which he couldn't care less about, into a hectic school and personal life. The ironic part is that these students whom we force to take these foreign languages classes do not retain the majority of the language. I'm currently taking a Chinese 2 class and absolutely hate it; the only thing keeping me from dropping the course is the foreign language requirement.
Many schools require that students take a foreign language to graduate. That is absolutely ridiculous. Even after taking a language for more than a year most children can't say much more than Hi, How are you, and what's your name.Why? Because after the first few classes where you learn those basic phrases you don't give a crap about the language and see it more as a subject you need to pass rather than a way to expand your horizons. If you ask the teacher that teaches the language they don't even have a valid reason. A few weeks ago when my Spanish teacher was asked why we have to take the class her response was that America isn't the best country. How is that a valid reason? Oh wait, it isn't. Also, the way that schools teach a language is totally backwards. They have you repeatedly write down pointless words and phrases rather than actually speaking to each other in that particular language.
Some students think that it is a wast of time an it is not worth it at all. Some students maybe want to focus on their regular classes than wasting time trying to learn a second language. Also taking a second language is a choice rather they want to or don't want to.