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2011

Western Oregon University

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Benefits Of Foreign Language Instruction, Angelica Strickland Jun 2011

Benefits Of Foreign Language Instruction, Angelica Strickland

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

There are many benefits to teaching a foreign language, for example Spanish, to elementary school students in the United States. There are forty five million Hispanics who speak Spanish as a first or second language and there are six million Spanish students and there is an increasing need for United States citizens to be bilingual. Teaching students a second language will also he lp to increase the influence of the United States politically and economically. This paper will look at how foreign languages are typically taught to students i n the United States, and how the English language is taught ...