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World Language

He who speaks two languages is worth twice as much
El que habla dos lengas vale por dos
On qui parle deux langues a beaucoup de mérite
Síe köneen keine sproche beherrsch, ohne die kultru zu verstehen

In a world in which the benefits of learning a second language have never been greater and increasingly interdependent, we can no longer afford to remain monolingual. Success depends in large measure on the ability of an individual to function as a member of a global village whose members speak a variety of languages. Learning foreign languages is no longer a pastime: it is a necessity.

The national standards for instruction in a second language reflect our practices in conjunction with a state's content standards. They're organized around 5 goals:

  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communities

The Study of a second language helps you to expand your view of the world, encourages critical reflection between language and culture, and thought expands your opportunities for developing your intellect. It improves your analytic and interpretive capacities and exposes you to modes of thought and viewpoints that are available only in the foreign language.

Research has shown that math and verbal test scores climb higher with each additional year of foreign language study, which means that the longer you study a foreign language, the stronger your skills become to succeed in school. Three years of language study on your record will catch the eye of anyone reading your job or college application. A Foreign Language Opens Up Job Opportunities for You.

Whatever language you choose, learning it will make a difference in how you see the world and in how the world sees you.

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