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Learning a Foreign Language in High School & After
- Students who study two years of a language other than English score an average of 60 points higher on the SAT I verbal
test and 48 points higher on the math than students who do not complete two years of a language.
- For students who go on to study four years of a language in high school, the average gains are 149 and 150 points
on the verbal and math tests, respectively.
- Foreign language completion in high school also is linked to higher wages in the workplace. Studying a language other
than English for two years raises a graduate’s wages by an average of 4%.
- A survey of 400 faculty and staff members from 20 research universities concluded that learning a language other than English improves
performance in English as well, because it introduces students to a theoretical view of language that aids the study of English.
But what if your high school doesn't offer a foreign language
course, or at least doesn't offer the language you would like to
learn? There are many outstanding language learning
programs available these days for students and business men and
- Transparent Language
Offering: Arabic» Italian» Chinese» Japanese» Dutch» Latin» English» Polish» French» Portuguese» German» Russian» Hebrew» Spanish» Irish» Swedish
- Offering: Arabic» Italian» Chinese» Japanese» Dutch» English» Polish» French»
German» Russian» Spanish» Irish» Swedish
Offering: Arabic» Italian» Chinese» Japanese» Dutch» English» Polish» French» German» Russian» Spanish» Irish» Swedish
Whether you want to make friends while traveling, speak the language of one's parents or grandparents, or brush up on a language learned long ago,
these easy to follow courses will help you achieve your goal.
And what if you already have a college degree and are in the
workforce? Learning a second language can make you indispensible.
If you bring something extra to the table, like being the only one to speak Japanese or Portuguese, you're more likely to get hired and less likely to be