Little Sponges: Why You Should Get Your Youngster Into a Foreign Language

Foreign language programs are typically one of the first items on the chopping block when schools are hit with budget cuts. Unfortunately, cutting language programs severely compromises the skills and thinking abilities of children. In today’s global society, students can expect to work and interact with people of different cultures throughout the rest of their lives. Research shows that learning a second language as early as the elementary school level enhances cognitive problem solving, increases creativity and, surprisingly, improves math scores on standardized tests.