CURRICULUM – WORLD LANGUAGES
Studying world languages results in higher scores in verbal and math standardized tests, strengthens critical thinking skills, creativity, problem solving capabilities and memory function. Additionally, the ability to speak, read and write in a world language increases cultural awareness and is essential to attract business, engage in world trade, participate in scientific research, foster diplomacy and respond to global humanitarian emergencies.
- Virginia PTA urges the development of K-16 world language instructional program that supports new language acquisition, retention of heritage languages and programs to recruit and retain qualified world language teachers.
WORLD LANGUAGE RESOURCES
- RESOLUTION: World Language Instruction for K-16
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences: A Statistical Portrait
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
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