Presentation on theme: "Why Learn a Foreign Language?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Why Learn a Foreign Language? Adapted from Jarold H. Weatherford’s article, “Personal Benefits of Foreign Language Study.”ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
2 Why Should I learn Spanish? Communicate with neighborsHelp PeopleBetter Understanding of EnglishEmploymentTravelStudy AbroadUnderstanding of CultureOthersYour Own
3 Brain Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language Better Problem SolverGreater Capacity and Mental FlexibilityUnderstanding of Language StructureHigher Grades in all Subject AreasHigher SAT/ACT scores
4 Difference in SAT Scores NO FL: 366V/409M1 YR: 378V/416M2 YR: 417V/463M5 YR: 504V/535
5 Why should I learn Spanish? Easier to learn Spanish than other languages like EnglishCultural UnderstandingMake friendsLearn about art, music, literature and filmFun and CoolCan help you learn a 3rd language even easier
6 Where is Spanish spoken? Spanish is the primary language for 22 countries.
7 Where is Spanish spoken? ArgentinaBelizeBoliviaChileColombiaCosta RicaCubaDominican RepublicEcuadorEl SalvadorGibraltar
8 Where is Spanish spoken? GuatemalaHondurasMexicoNicaraguaPanamaParaguayPeruPuerto RicoSpainUruguayVenezuela
9 Where else is Spanish spoken? Think of other places Spanish is spoken around the world.