Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kids should learn foreign language

January 20, 2009


Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.

To the editor:

Have you ever wondered if you should let your kids learn another language? Here is some information to help you answer that question. About 8 million kids in America spoke a foreign language at home in the year 2000. Research shows that in 2002 California is the number one state far kids that speak a foreign language.

In the long run this foreign language will help your child with jobs, relationships and understanding people from different countries. When your child is on a vacation to a different country, it may be easier for them to understand what other people are trying to tell them. When a person is visiting here from a different country they might not know the way around. So understanding their language will help you give them directions.

I want people to learn a foreign language for their own good.

Lynn Cu,

Southwest Junior High


Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 1 month ago

Lynn, I am not keeping my child from learning as many foreign languages as she wants.We seem to expect people from everywhere else to understand and speak English. Why? Now we have a president who is reaching out to the rest of the world. He has told us that we must do our part.That would mean learning how to talk to others, to communicate friendship.

SpeedRacer 9 years, 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure my kid already speaks a foreign language...I'm just not sure what it is.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 1 month ago

Frankly, I'm finding all language foreign, these days....Just repeat the asterisked word, without stopping, and listen to it fall from your mind.

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