It’s no secret that the world is becoming more connected. Your students’ success in adulthood might very well depend on how they can perform internationally. But what benefits does language learning provide students today, while they are still in school?
Studies have proven that students who speak multiple languages:
- Have better working memories
- Exhibit greater mental flexibility
- Find it easier to grasp abstract concepts, like those required in the Common Core
With all of these benefits and what is at stake, you would think the United States would be a leader in language education. Instead, fewer than 10% of Americans are fluent in more than one language, and only 25% of elementary schools offered foreign language education in 2008.
Rosetta Stone created a Recipe for Success Infographic that illustrates the language challenges students face and the benefits online language learning provides.
Are there some further implications for online language learning that we haven’t discussed yet? Share your ideas in the comments section below.
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