Why Study Another Language?

Students who learn one or more languages other than their own:

  • Score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English;
  • Display enhanced memory, listening, and reading skills;
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of their own culture as they explore the culture of other countries;
  • Demonstrate better complex problem solving;
  • Are poised speakers in front of small or large groups;
  • Exhibit accelerated cognitive brain development in areas such as mental flexibility, creativity, divergent thinking and higher order thinking skills;
  • Have opportunities for a greater number of career choices.

The above modified from NYSUT Brochure: Helping Your Child to Be a Successful Second Language Learner

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