The Benefits Of Learning a New Language and Being Bilingual

In Bilingual Education,

Posted 10/30/2017
Kylie Hall  –  Teacher.org Co-Founder

If you’re like most people, your experience with learning a second language came in high school. You took French or Spanish because it was required of you. You learned a few random phrases like, “Where is the library?” and, “I don’t speak French.”

Once you were done with the class, you didn’t put much more thought to the language. After just a few months, you forgot almost everything you knew.

But what most people fail to realize is that learning a different language, no matter your age, is a key component to personal growth.

Why? Is it really that important to be able to speak fluently in a second language? Does it really add that much to your life?

Yes.

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