Schools should teach children languages

Schools should teach children languages
It is well-known that your brain functions better if you know more than one language. You get more creative and it is easier for your brain to adapt. Now, what comes natural to children? They learn everything easily because they are still developing. If they learned a foreign language starting at an early age they would be able to speak it well and without spending lots of time and money as an adult.




Yes I agree that schools should teach our children languages aside from the native tongue that we are using. In the school that my children attended Japanese is taught as early as Grade 3 till they graduate. As a special bonus, when you make good in that foreign language the nuns running the school will send you to Japan in order for the children to experience the Japanese culture. Furthermore, teaching kids foreign language is also an advantage for them in the future.
Posted by Anonymous on 10-11-2017


Of course because learning a language as a child can be extremely beneficial in the future. The issue is that children just don't learn the language as well as they have to which means that by the time they leave school they will have forgotten most of the language unless they have started to learn phrases outside of school as well. Knowing multiple languages especially ones that are widely used around the world is great
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-11-2017


Of course. I am not sure where you are from but in my country, we get taught different languages very fast. I think from around the age of 6-7 we began learning our second language and so on.

These languages are always obligatory so we can learn up to 3-4 by the end of education. It is extremely useful since it educates you and you become more aware of other cultures.

I fully support schools teaching different languages to children. Children learn the languages the fastest.

Posted by Mehano on 10-11-2017

100% Agree

I 100% agree that children should learn languages in school. It's important to know a second language. The world is expanding and people are traveling all over the world to do business. You're at a huge disadvantage if you can only speak one language.

You don't have to master and be completely fluently in your second language, but having knowledge of another language is a smart choice.

Posted by kataomoi on 10-15-2017


Certainly yes! There is scientific research showing the advantages of a child learning a new language. This improves your cognitive functions and even helps in math operations. In addition, when a child learns a new language, it becomes even easier for them to learn other languages. I am quite favorable for schools around the world to teach other languages to children as needed by each region.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-17-2017


I definitely support the idea of teaching children new languages, and I wish that a policy like that had been around when I was a child. I spoke my native language, and then learned English in school as I grew up in America. It wasn't until High School that I started learning my third language, Spanish. Given that I was already a lot older, learning a new language wasn't as easy as it would have been if I had started learning as a child. Knowing multiple languages is incredibly helpful and it would be a good idea to teach children from a young age.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-12-2017

I agree!

Scholl should teach another language because our kid's brain is like a sponge and will assimilate a foreign language much faster than learning it at a higher age. My son has 11 years old and he learns English and French at school now, and I must say he is good at it!
Posted by wallet on 10-11-2017


I support this idea 100%. My school had English and Spanish but i feel my course was not that good. Still I think that this idea should be implemented and perfected.
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-11-2017

Yes, from early grades right thru to grade 12

I agree that schools should give kids every chance at learning to speak a second language. Our world is so diverse now that knowing another language opens doors to be a part of our new multi cultural universe. In Europe, most kids learn English at an early age and continue to do so throughout high school. By the time the are teenagers most of them can speak modest English; enough to get by with socially.
When I was nine, my mother took my to Germany to visit our relatives. All my teenage cousins could speak English well enough to talk with me a bit but I couldn't speak German (well, very little). I did start to pick it up very quickly though while I was in Germany for six weeks. So yes, I think that kids learn languages more readily than we do as adults.

Posted by LeJayJ on 10-11-2017

Certainly !

I believe that the age for learning languages is before 25. While the kids when young can learn whatever they want. At that age they can learn by means of love given by the teachers. After the school life no one has time to do that stuff.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-11-2017

totally agree

Definitely, I agree. It's the best to learn other languages when we are kids because it's easier, also, kids have the skill of modulating in any language and, as you said, it'll help them to improve their creative skills.
Posted by cubo on 03-26-2018

I agree

I agree, every school should teach at least a couple of languages and they should do it correctly. In my country a lot of schools teach one or two languages, but they do it in a superficial way and people come out of those schools without having learned nothing about languages.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-11-2017


I totally agree with that, it is quite ridiculous that schools don;t teach children languages in school, it should be made compulsory that each student must offer at least one foreign language in other to passed into the next level. The world is fast advancing and communication is the key
Posted by Authord on 10-24-2017

Yes 200 percent in Support

Schools should teach children languages and ever far more that are even historical in nature, even if it's simply for the sake of acquiring the knowledge. The ability to know, hear, speak and understand several languages is something very much cool and believe me, it's definitely going to a lot more easier to teaching those kids when they are small, to when they are grown ups.

At their young age, their brains and thinking faculty is very much open to accept and keep information quickly, so therefore it's better that they are taught in the school when they are small.

Posted by Heatman on 10-11-2017


Foreign language is crucial for students to know. In a more world more global than ever, it is up to us to be able to understand more people so that we can take in more information. Also, learning foreign languages opens up job opportunities for people in the future.
Posted by Juliemonkey on 10-13-2017


Schools should teach kids even up to 10 languages. This will help their brains function better and make them very fluent. Language barrier is still an issue now and teaching children different languages will help to solve and prevent any miscommunications in years to come.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-17-2017




I learned a foreign language when I was younger and I spent over 10 years on it and have no use for it now as an adult. I would much rather have spent that time on something that I actually liked and felt I would have a use for in the future. Even if I just had that time to spend on resting I think it would have been better.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-11-2017


In my country children start learning new languages from a quite young age. For example in Grade 1 they start learning French and in Grade 3 there are also other languages they can learn but this is optional. It is very advantageous to be well versed in many languages. Since the internet has made it possible to connect with people across the globe it will be easier for those children to connect with others from other countries more easily when they grow up.
Posted by Pixie on 10-11-2017
Gee, that’s surprising for grade school children to be taught how to speak a foreign language. At that age, I guess, they can easily learn provided they practice in speaking the foreign language every day. We have Spanish subjects in college. It was for 2 years but I never learned to speak even if I had passed those 4 Spanish subjects. It’s just a matter of usage when it comes to language. That means you will not learn by educating yourself in the classroom. You learn faster when you educate yourself in the streets.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-17-2018
I totally agree to this.Well, my kids' school is doing a great job of teaching the kids both French and Spanish.It really helps in communication when one is out from his or her territory.I know there are so many languages in the world but I think the major and popular should be taught at school so that when they're out there in another clime, they can acclimatized easily without language being a barrier,
Posted by lovely on 10-11-2017
I would say yes of course schools should teach languages. The world is increasingly a global village and people need to learn languages to be competitive in a global economy. It is very important for schools to teach languages so that people can stay competitive in the world.
Posted by kgord on 10-11-2017
Definitely agree to that it is better to teach at young age so they can adapt easily. Learning different language is an advantage to the children. Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain by challenging it to recognize, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different language systems. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental “muscle.” This exercise improves overall memory, learning a foreign language draws your focus to the mechanics of language: grammar, conjugations, and sentence structure. This makes you more aware of language. Hope all schools should include this .
Posted by honeybabe on 10-11-2017
I completely agree with your point. My schooling lacked this wonderful attribute. No foreign language was incorporated in our syllabus. This kept me devoid of.learning any language other than English and my mother tongue.

After I grew up, it was hard to learn any new language. Neither did I have the time nor the opportunity to do so. Now I think I will never be able to do so.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-12-2017
In our country, our schools teach two languages Nepali and English (which is recommended by the government). Nepali is our national language, therefore, it is mandatory that every child learn Nepali language. English is the only foreign language recognized by our givernment. Therefore, it has made it mandatory to introduce English language in every level of learning.
Posted by vinaya on 10-13-2017
This is for sure, I still wonder how some schools don't take out time to teach the kids some languages which will assist them when they are grown up to communicate with other people around the globe. There is the need for at least three languages to be taught in schools instead of having to leave everything for the kids to decide when they're adults.
Posted by Barida on 10-14-2017
Wish that all schools in the world, would have the chance to teach at least 2 languages to kids. Being able to speak 2 languages has opened a lot of doors to me and my sisters, also we always feel comfortable when we travel abroad, we always find people that speak any of the languages we handle when we are together. Unfortunately, and I speak for my country education system, schools say they teach 2 languages, but they only give a very poor basic knowledge. Something like how to say hello and goodbye, is not teaching a language for sure. My mom made us go to a proper language academy, so we could be proper bilinguals. So, I would agree to pay for a second language at school, but for a quality one, a real tool for their future instead of just singing and greeting.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-22-2017
In lour country, it is mandatory to teach Nepali (our national language) and English (international language). These are the recommended two languages in our school and college curriculum. Some education experts are suggesting that more local langauges, as well as international language, should also be added in the curriculum. I thin two languages should be mandatory and the children should be give an option to choose more languages.
Posted by vinaya on 03-16-2018
I believe that schools should teach children languages in schools since they will be able to learn many languages before they become adult and thereby help them to interact easily with different people in their communities.
Posted by babyright on 10-30-2017
That is good and also kids are better at learning than adults. So yes investing in learning a new language early on is a great investment
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-30-2017
I think all schools should offer the option. At my school we all studied French and German, then Russian was an option for older students. Those who were in lower classes didn't study German as it was only for the certain classes. Mainly not everyone can cope learning another language and it's better to study the basics for them. Don't forget basic literacy is important as some children are leaving school not being able to read or write in their mother tongue.
Posted by Alexa on 11-07-2017
My take on learning another language is the practice. We had 4 semesters of Spanish subject in college. But since we do not speak it, now all what I have learned are gone. If the children are taught a new language and they will not be speaking that language then it is like studying for nothing. And what good is it to learn Japanese or Mandarin Chinese when all you speak to are Americans and English is the only language of your communication? I don’t think learning language is important. It’s better if some vocational subjects are taught like cooking or housekeeping.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-03-2018
I am not sure whether to agree with this, though I agree learning a foreign language helps to develop the kids' brain. As I am Malaysian Chinese, we have always been learning three languages since we were young, Chinese, English and Malay. I don't really consider these three as foreign languages as they are compulsory to us. Besides these three languages, I haven't think I would like to learn another language in school as there are too many subjects for us to learn. Moreover, I actually prefer learning a new language when we need to, then we will be able to pick up the language quickly. I self learned Japanese for a short while, but I actually don't have any Japanese friends and I don't need to use Japanese at all, I almost forgot what I have learned and I didn't really have the motivation to learn too, though it's me who think it's interesting to learn Japanese.
Posted by kaka135 on 02-04-2018
I definitely agree. Languages are very important especially during this time when, thanks to the internet, the world is nothing but a small village. It is very important to be able to communicate with different people that come from different cultures. It is also important not only so that we can communicate, but so that we can learn more about the world. I always find resources in different languages that I don't speak and it saddens me that there exists information out there that I can't have because I don't speak that language. So I think children should learn languages in schools and the choice of languages they're going to learn should reflect the amount of information that exists in that language.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-28-2018
I definitely agree. Languages are very important especially during this time when, thanks to the internet, the world is nothing but a small village. It is very important to be able to communicate with different people that come from different cultures. It is also important not only so that we can communicate, but so that we can learn more about the world. I always find resources in different languages that I don't speak and it saddens me that there exists information out there that I can't have because I don't speak that language. So I think children should learn languages in schools and the choice of languages they're going to learn should reflect the amount of information that exists in that language.
Posted by clairmatin on 07-28-2018