Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Many European kids learn two foreign languages by age 9. Most Americans? Zero

“According to The Pew Research Center, almost every country in Europe requires students as young as six to learn a foreign language, usually English. Even more impressive, over 20 European countries (including France) require students to learn two foreign languages in school for at least one school year.

 In 2010, over 90% of secondary school and 73% of primary school students in Europe were learning English in the classroom, according to Pew’s analysis of Eurostat data.”

Read more @ http://qz.com/453297/many-european-kids-learn-two-foreign-languages-by-age-9-most-americans-zero/

Languages do matter!

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