The Google Slide presentation given in December 2018 to the Parent Council about sixie language choice is on this page as a pdf file. Scroll to the bottom to find it.
If you have any questions about which language to choose, please email Mrs. Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions!
Check out the links below for more information about any of the five languages we teach and why you should consider one over the other!
Article about language learning and tolerance from TheConversation.com
Video clip--TedTalk by John McWorter from Feb. 2016: Four reasons to learn a foreign language
To be an active member of the global community in the 21st century, you must have fluency in at least one other language—but which one? Here are some of the great reasons to learn…
Infographic from the US State Department about which languages are harder to learn
From Forbes.com: Three Corporate Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language and Why You Should Care
Audio--Listen to the NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook story on "The Languages We're Learning Now".
Article from the New York Times, March 2016: The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals
From The Economist: What is a foreign language worth?
25 Reasons to Study World Languages from Auburn University
17 Values of Foreign Language Study from Pasadena City College
Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It? from Freakanomics podcast
5 Languages You Should Consider Studying from Languages Around the Globe
Michelle Obama's Interview about Study Abroad and Languages
The Common Core and World Languages
15 Reasons to Study German from Boston University
2015 Survey of German as a Foreign Language in the World--Goethe Institut
Reasons to Study French from NC State University
General information about the status of French worldwide from the French government
Reasons to Study Italian from Emory University
Reasons to Study Mandarin from Boston University
17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish-from the Huffington Post
Article from the LA Times: "Learning a language means failure, embarrassment and the enrichment of your life"