Benefits of World Language Studies
English is spoken by 350 million people worldwide, only about 5% of the population. Four out of five new jobs in the U.S. are created as a result of foreign trade. Global job opportunities offer bi/multi-lingual students more interesting and rewarding lives at home and abroad.
The Benefits of Specific Languages
Language of diplomacy. Language of the Olympics. 200 million speakers worldwide. Useful for study of philosophy and cooking.
Study of the classics, medicine. Broadly used at the University level & most widely-spoken European language. Internet; Business connections.
Important for the study of Science, History, Medicine, Art, Linguistics, English Grammar & Vocabulary, Religion, Philosophy
500 million speakers worldwide. Necessary for communication in the US. Spanish-speakers have more job opportunities with higher pay (medical, legal, media).
All world languages increase students’ knowledge of their own language and their test scores are higher in math, science and English. These students also excel in music and creative arts. The study of foreign languages encourages respect and tolerance for other cultures and their history.
|SAT Scores||College GPAs*||College GPAs*|
|No Foreign Language||2.58|
|* GPA data from Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, study of their own students.|
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