Learning another world language at any age is beneficial, and in today's global society, the ability to speak more than one language is a valuable asset. Research tells us that a second language is best learned before the onset of adolescence and when it is sustained by well-sequenced, well-articulated programs. When children have an early start to a long sequence of language instruction in a carefully designed program that continues through high school and college, they will be able to achieve high levels of fluency.
In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with people from other countries, there are cognitive, academic, and attitudinal benefits for children who acquire another language. Tap an icon below to read more.
Resources for families:
- Language learning apps, lessons, local connections, online programs, plus resources for teachers
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Center for Applied Linguistics
- Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies
- Understanding language proficiency levels
- Understanding the STAMP test reports
- Understanding the AAPPL score report