Abbie Jessup English 4 Pd. 6 11 April 2015 Research Paper Start Foreign Language Early The United States is becoming more and more bilingual every day. It is important for students of the United States of America to keep up with the advancing world. The easiest way to learn a second language is when a person is young. This is why it would be beneficial for schools to start teaching a foreign language in kindergarten and continuing it through twelfth grade. Students are more likely to learn and remember a foreign language if they are introduced to it at a young age. A majority of other countries teach foreign languages to their students throughout their school lives. Most students coming out of high school in other countries are totally
Topic: Foreign Language Instruction Should Begin in Kindergarten, Discuss. Submitted to: - Rob Horlin Submitted by: - Ranjit Singh Student ID - 13903 Class- EAP 2A Date -29-08-2014 Foreign language instruction should begin in kindergarten, discuss. Foreign language is a language native to other nation. Learning a foreign language is becoming essential nowadays
We also believe that as our society assumes an increasingly global focus, becoming proficient in at least one foreign language is important. To attain as many foreign language skills as possible during her high school years, Kaitlyn studied Spanish concurrently for four years at Aim Academy and augmented her Spanish courses with independent study, using a variety of print and online resources. In addition to her high school Spanish language studies, she has also demonstrated great personal initiative by engaging in further independent study of other foreign
Chapter 1 - Foreign Advantage In an article posted by Kat Devlin at PewResearchCenter.org called Learning a Foreign Language a ‘Must’ in Europe, not so in America, Devlin talks about how studying a second language for at least a year is mandatory in more than 20 European countries. With students starting to learn their second language as early as 6 to 9 years of age. With most students have to study a second foreign language later. Although the
When I went into Elementary school my English was very limited. I was put into a Bilingual class where I would be pulled out from my Grammar and Math class so that I could learn English. The class was like a basic online class. I learned how to say my
Foreign Language High School Requirement A survey done by the Center for Applied Linguistics in 2008 found that "The findings indicate a serious disconnect between the national call to educate world citizens with high-level language skills and the current state of foreign language instruction in schools across the country"(Cal:Research). This is concerning as all of the competition for the U.S. is gaining a step and we 're doing nothing . If the U.S. expects to continue to be competitive in the global market we need to have bilingual citizens. In order to ensure this, we must require a foreign language be learned in high school.
The promotion of foreign language education in America’s primary schools is vital to a child’s learning process, cultural awareness, and future in the workforce. Although they are scarce, there are some elementary schools across the United States that incorporate foreign language courses in the curriculum. This is most common in areas bordering other countries and relative to the language spoken, as French is taught most often along the border of Canada and Spanish along the border of Mexico. The process of learning another language is beneficial the learning process of all subjects because the methods used combine teaching procedures present in every class. The broad learning capacity gained from learning a foreign language and the
One of the most common things that America is known for is having a combination of so many cultures and languages. Although spanish is the second language people think of being spoken in the United States, languages such as german, chinese, japanese, french, and russian are commonly spoken as well. It is important that all US high school and college students are required to learn at least two years of a foreign language so that teens can be more open to travel, can compete for jobs, and are able to expand their knowledge about the world.
The program consisted of 2 classrooms. During the school day, 50% of the time the students are learning in Spanish—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And the other 50% is spent learning in English. The English class teaches English/Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies. The Spanish class teaches English/language Arts, Science. The English teacher is not allowed to speak Spanish, not even to help out students. The Spanish teacher is not allowed to speak English, not even to help out students. However both teachers used the language they were not allowed to speak to teach cognates. The third graders were able to understand Spanish and English, respond in Spanish and English, and write in Spanish and English. This is not like a bilingual classroom where students are transitioning from Spanish to being proficient in English. They are all on different levels of proficiency, but all students read, write, listen, and speak in both languages.
Hola, yes all U.S. students should be required to learn a second language. There are many benefits of learning a new language. You can grow your vocabulary skills and learn about a whole new culture! As a matter of fact, we should all be equal.
The United States education system lacks a national foreign language education requirement, which has resulted in a decline of foreign language learning opportunities. (“Education,” 2010). Foreign language requirements and opportunities in the nation’s schools are decreasing due to budget cuts (Skorton & Altschuler, 2012). Out of the 50 states, only 10 states have a foreign language graduation requirement set for students (“Education,” 2010). From 1997 to 2008, the number of elementary schools offering a foreign language decreased from 31% to 25%, while the number of middle schools dropped from 75% to 58%. Foreign language opportunities in high schools remained the same at around 91%; however, from 1994 to 2010 the percent of colleges that required foreign language study dropped from 67.5% to 50.7% (Skorton & Altschuler, 2012). The result
My struggle with the learning of a foreign language started in middle school. At my middle school, I was required to take a language so I began Spanish 1 in the 7th grade. I can still remember the difficulty I had with the memorizing of vocabulary and the understanding of elementary Spanish grammar. I was consistently behind my fellow peers in my class struggling on homework and exams. That was when I first realized my difficulty with grasping a foreign language. In 8th grade, I took the second part of Spanish 1 and faced a very similar struggle. After completing Spanish 1 in middle school, I should have continued on to Spanish 2 my freshman year of high school, the normal progression for all the students in my class, but after a conversation with my middle school Spanish teacher we decided it was best to not move on to the next level because it was challenging for me to grasp Spanish language. My high school required the minimum completion of Spanish 2, so I knew I had a long road in front of me. The next two years of Spanish were very difficult and included many flash cards and extra help before and after class with my teacher. At the end of my sophomore year, I was relieved to
A Spanish class is a valuable class to take with all of the Spanish-speaking immigrants entering the United States. At Pickens High School spanish class is not required to graduate. Spanish class is required to attend a four-year college, but just because not everyone will be going to college, does not mean it should not be required. Many immigrants speak Spanish so taking a Spanish class could be useful and for that reason everyone needs to. Spanish class should be required.
Requiring two years of foreign language study for high school graduation would benefit students greatly as they move onto college. Acceptance rate, ability to succeed in and graduation rate would increase greatly if all college students were bilingual.
Everyone who utters a word speaks a language, but if nobody understands a language someone speaks, then communication becomes very difficult no matter how much explaining is done. Languages are used globally, yet they vary from country to country. Although languages vary a lot, it's important to learn other languages