In this paper, I will be discussing the importance learning a foreign language during Elementary. Learning a foreign language is not only beneficial for a student’s job career and opportunities, but it also helps the brain. Research has shown that learning a foreign language at a younger age is actually easier for students, versus waiting until high school to introduce a foreign language. I will be addressing issues such as why schools wait until high school, the harm in waiting till high school, why this is a problem, oppositions of this topic, and more. Specifically, this paper will discuss why it is important to start at an early age, the benefits included, and facts based on previous research. This paper will include stories of other schools who have installed a foreign language program and their successes. This will serve as great examples of why other school districts should implement a foreign language program.

Keywords: foreign language, elementary, school, high school

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. Ray Austin

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Arts & Humanities

Document Type