Foreign languages play a critical role in education

12/21/2012 | District Administration magazine

Learning a second language should remain an emphasis in schools, along with math and reading, asserts Carla Thomas McClure, an education writer and editor. Among the potential benefits of a greater focus on second language learning are achievement gains, improved cognitive ability, and better readiness for college and career. McClure also offers a list of steps that schools can take to establish successful foreign language programs.

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