The majority of teachers understand the importance of learning a foreign language. However, in many schools foreign language instruction doesn't exist, barely exists or is threatened with cuts due to financial constraints.
This bleak outlook is heartbreaking to educators who want to grow diverse and well-rounded students. Advocating for foreign language instruction can be difficult, but knowing some facts about why it's so important to youth can help you win your argument.
Whether you're an educator facing a skeptical administration, budget cuts from the school board or just trying to convince critical parents, here are some studies that prove the benefits of learning a foreign language can't be ignored.