Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sprechen Sie Englisch?

This is a pretty good article written by a CHS student in the HiLite toward the end of the school year. It's good food for thought regarding foreign languages in an increasingly global economy.

Assuming most of you readers who are actually still looking at this blog are the parents of middle school students, you need to understand that just because your child struggles with a foreign language right now, doesn't mean that they are going to face these challenges throughout their whole lives. If you're not going to start a student in a second language while they are still young (like most of the civilized world does), my professional opinion is that the second best time is during high school, when the student's mind is starting to expand a bit more.

It's a good thing to know a second language. Even if your child never needs to use it for any practical purpose, a mind with more knowledge in it is far better than one without.

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