Presentation on theme: "WHY STUDY a FOREIGN LANGUAGE? HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? EHC09/06."— Presentation transcript:
WHY STUDY a FOREIGN LANGUAGE? HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? EHC09/06
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY… Enhances the skills of: Listening Speaking Reading Writing
This leads to … Higher Test Scores Meeting College a-g More Career Opportunities Cultural Understanding
a – g Requirement Generally, a minimum of two years of a – g approved foreign language credit in the same language is required for admission to most four-year colleges. Call your students counselor for unique situations.
LISTENING … Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory… … this helps with communication, study skills, and test taking
HIGHER TEST SCORES … During the past several years, statistics from the College Board show a positive correlation between SAT scores in English and math and the study of foreign language.
GLOBAL ECONOMY… One half of the top profit-making companies on Fortune Magazines 500 list are foreign owned. Four out of five new jobs in the U.S. are created as a result of foreign trade.
SPEAKING & WRITING SKILLS U.S. students who study a foreign language tend to use better grammar in English as a result of focusing on grammar rules in the second language.
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING Many employers and the government need workers who not only understand a second LANGUAGE but who also understand the CULTURE.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Make sure your student completes all of his/her assignments.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Make sure your student is ON TIME & PREPARED for class.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Make sure your student studies vocabulary every night. Work together with flashcards! ¡Buenos días!
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? You read the English word and your student says the word in the target language. Hello
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Watch DVDs at home in the target language!
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Ask your student to teach you a new word in the target language each day. They can even give you a quiz!!
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? Other ways PARENTS can HELP with FOREIGN LANGUAGE study …