Why learn Spanish?

       Studies show that there is a significant gain in standardized test performance in basic-skills areas when a foreign language is taught.

 

       It helps them understand their own language better and enhances listening and memory skills.

 

       The activities stimulate the right hemisphere of the brain which enhances creativity.

 

       Everyone is on the same level to begin with, so it boosts self-confidence.

 

       Knowing a second language will help make the students more marketable for future jobs.

 

       Spanish is taught in the high school, so students will be well prepared.

 

       Spanish is the most widely spoken language other than English that is spoken the U.S.

 

Source: Curtain and Dahlberg,

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