Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Why learn a second language?
All New Zealand Year 7 and 8 students are required to learn a second language. The Ministry provides superb language learning kits for this purpose for Maori, French, German, Japanese and Mandarin (Chinese). Unfortunately, though, learning languages is often the first thing to be cancelled when the timetable is too cluttered. However, I feel becoming bi or multi lingual should be seen as a priority, particularly is these benefits, highlighted on the Vistawide World Languages and Cultures website (click the link to read the full article), can be attributed to second language learning: