The Importance Of Teaching A Foreign Language?

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When it comes to the topic of foreign language being taught at an early age to children beginning at the first school year of their elementary experience, most of us would readily agree that it shouldn’t be taught at an early age because, it prevents children from achieving more in their academic life. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what are the benefits of teaching children a foreign language. Whereas some are convinced that a children’s brain can absorb a significant amount of information, others maintain that children at that age of 5, children may not be able to stay focused or understand all of the information that is being taught to them. I agree that children should be taught a foreign language from …show more content…
Many believe that it should be a high priority for children’s education because, it prepares each individual for their future education. In the article of The importance of bilingual education states, “many argue bilingual education works, [whereas] many others argue it does not work. It is highly political because, in some states, like California, Arizona and Massachusetts, English-only initiatives have been passed and, as a consequence, their bilingual programs have been dismantled” (Importance). In other words, due to the diverse ethnicity of students, bilingual education is being taught in these states. The political controversy would enhance the importance of bilingual education as a …show more content…
In the article of Cognitive Benefits of Learning Languages states, “Students who are learning a foreign language out-score their non-foreign language learning peers in the verbal, standardized tests, increased mathematical skill development, particularly in the area of problem solving” (Congnitive). Young children who begin to learn a foreign language have the ability to develop and maintain focus better than other children in different subjects which in that case plays a key role in their academic success. Learning a foreign language allows students to gain additional flexibility in their thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and better listening

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