Northern Kentucky University

Poster Title

A Cultural Education Experience: Why Foreign Language Education in High Schools Is Beneficial

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Northern Kentucky University

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to understand why and how foreign language education in high schools is important. We felt it was beneficial to gain insight into why other students chose to study a foreign language. Through surveys, and a questionnaire, NKU foreign language majors and minors were asked questions such as how they thought studying another language would affect their future, if their education in high school had much of an influence on their decision, and if taking a foreign language had helped them prepare for college. The results of the study were in favor of the original hypothesis of “Foreign language education in high schools is beneficial to the furthering of one’s education and future plans”. The inspiration came from personal experiences with foreign languages in high school, and how it inspired the researcher to continue their education in college. The results of this study reinforce the importance of bilingualism and how it can be advantageous in today’s job market. Having foreign language education in high schools can be a good preparation for college and the world beyond.

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A Cultural Education Experience: Why Foreign Language Education in High Schools Is Beneficial

The purpose of this project is to understand why and how foreign language education in high schools is important. We felt it was beneficial to gain insight into why other students chose to study a foreign language. Through surveys, and a questionnaire, NKU foreign language majors and minors were asked questions such as how they thought studying another language would affect their future, if their education in high school had much of an influence on their decision, and if taking a foreign language had helped them prepare for college. The results of the study were in favor of the original hypothesis of “Foreign language education in high schools is beneficial to the furthering of one’s education and future plans”. The inspiration came from personal experiences with foreign languages in high school, and how it inspired the researcher to continue their education in college. The results of this study reinforce the importance of bilingualism and how it can be advantageous in today’s job market. Having foreign language education in high schools can be a good preparation for college and the world beyond.