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Hello. (= I'm writing a paper for extra credit in Spanish class, and I was wondering: What would you consider three good reasons for learning Spanish?

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asked by Eve
  1. Personal enrichment and better employment opportunities come to mind right off the bat. It might also help you get into college.

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    posted by msp
  2. Thanks. (=

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    posted by Eve
  3. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. If this will copy, this is something I used with my students:


    Research shows that students who study foreign languages........
    β€’ develop greater cultural sensitivity toward others
    β€’ have larger vocabularies
    β€’ perform better on tests of reading and math
    β€’ have higher developed listening and retention skills
    β€’ are more creative
    β€’ display more highly developed thinking skills
    β€’ possess skills critical to the national defense
    β€’ will be better prepared to contribute to the ability of local, state, and national economies to compete in the global economy




    Give Yourself A Competitive Edge

    Did you know that studying a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English and can improve your entrance exam scores - SATs, ACTs, GREs, MCAT's and LSATs?
    Research has shown that math and verbal SAT scores climb higher with
    each additional year of foreign language study, which means that the longer you study a foreign language the stronger your skills become to succeed in school. Studying a foreign language can improve your analytic and interpretive capacities. And four years of language study on your record will catch the eye of anyone reading your job or college application.


    The Job Advantage In A Global Economy

    More and more businesses work closely with companies in other countries.
    They need many different kinds of workers who can communicate in different languages and understand other cultures. No matter what career you choose, if you've learned a second language, you'll have a real advantage. A technician who knows German, the head of a company who knows Spanish, or a salesperson who knows French can work successfully with many more places than someone who knows only one language.
    There are lots of Americans who speak languages other than English.
    If you've ever thought of being a nurse, doctor, a police officer, a judge, an architect, a businessperson, a singer, or a Web master, you will multiply your chances if you speak more than one language. Anyone who knows English and Spanish will look much better at promotion time than one who knows only English. Professionals who know other languages are called on to travel and exchange information with people in other countries throughout their careers. Knowing more than one language enhances opportunities in government, business, medicine, health care, law enforcement, teaching, technology, the military, communications, industry, social service, and marketing. An employer will see you as a bridge to new clients or customers if you know a second language.


    What Can You Expect?


    You will learn a second language in exciting new ways using technology and focusing on communication. Learning a language is not just learning grammar and vocabulary. It is learning new sounds, expressions, and ways of seeing things; it is learning how to function in another culture, how to know a new community from the inside out.



    Course Decision Making
    Choose EspaΓ±ol Because:


    Literally every major city in the USA has a growing number of Hispanics. Southern California has a strong Spanish heritage. One of the major literatures of the world is Spanish. Spanish is probably the easiest language to speak, because of the many chances to practice the language in this area. It is also the official language in 21 countries. It is one of the languages most used in international communication. Spanish is the third most used official diplomatic, economic and cultural language worldwide. Spanish is the mother-tongue of more than 350 million people worldwide. It is the most studied language in Canada and the U.S. Worldwide economic growth in Latin American countries and individual businesses will become powerful, economic partners and true sources of growth opportunities in the world. level.

    Choose Francais Because:


    French is internationally known as the diplomatic language. Academic and scientific research is often conducted and published in French. French is spoken on every continent of the world except (Antarctica) and much of English vocabulary is French based. One of the major literatures of the world is French.

    Choose Latin Because:


    It is the basis of the "Romance Languages." It helps one get in touch with proper English grammar.



    Requirements

    High School Graduation

    California State University Admission

    University of California Admission


    Two years of a Foreign/Classical language.
    Once you make a language choice you must stay with that language for at least two years.
    Two years of a Foreign/Classical language.
    Three is recommended.
    Two years of a Foreign/Classical language.
    Three years recommended and four years advisable for UC Berkeley and UCLA.

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    posted by SraJMcGin
  4. P.S. Well, I'll shorten it because it was 4 pages!

    Research shows that students who study foreign languages:
    develop greater cultural sensitivity toward others
    have larger vocabularies
    perform better on tests of reading and math
    have higher developed listening and retention skills
    are more creative
    display more highly developed thinking skills
    possess skills critical to the national defense
    will be better prepared to contribute to the ability of local, state, and national economies to compete in the global economy.

    Also, it will give you a competitive edge, improving your skills and grades in math and English, thus imporving y our entrance exam scores on SAT's, ACT's, GRE's, MCAT's and LSAT's.


    We live in a global sociwety so you might have the opportunity to live and work in another country. Here are some careers where it is helpful to speak another language: nurse, doctor, policwe officer, judge, architect, businessperson, singer, Web Master.

    Choose Spanish because literally every major city in the USA has a growing number of Hispanics. It is the official language in 21 countries and the third most used official diplomatic, economic, cultural language worldwide. lus, it is probably the easiest lanugage to speak and has one of the major literatures of the world.

    Studying any foreign language will help you understand your native language better. You simply have to understand grammar to be proficient!

    Sra

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    posted by SraJMcGin
  5. In short better jobs, better colleges, and more cultured life.

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    posted by Lilly

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