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Research shows that:

  • Students who studied a foreign language score higher on tests in reading and math than students who did not study language.
  • The more foreign language a student has taken the greater the positive effect on SAT and ACT scores.
  • Skills and strategies used in reading and writing processes are transferable from first to second languages and vice versa.

In addition, studying another language:

  • Increases cognitive skills, such as mental flexibility, creativity, and divergent thinking.
  • Improves knowledge and understanding of English through greater sensitivity to structure, vocabulary and syntax.
  • Increases understanding, appreciation and respect for diverse cultures and languages.
  • Reinforces content learned in other subject areas.