Learning foreign languages at primary school, what’s all the fuss?

I’m pleased to be able to reblog this excellent blog on why it’s important to study foreign languages,

The Vocab Express Blog

In 2011 Michael Gove announced to the Guardian that every child should learn foreign languages from age five, and now four years on, primary schools must teach pupils a second language as part of the National Curriculum.

Why is it so important, you ask? Well the answer is simple.

The ability to speak more than one languages is a gift; something that opens up a number of doors, which may otherwise have remained shut.

Job prospects, for example, can be boosted by a second language, with many employers requiring it, and many more seeing it as a desirable trait. However going beyond that, being able to speak another language can be hugely beneficial on a more personal level. It can allow you to make friends with people who you may not otherwise have been able to communicate with, not to mention the evidence suggesting that learning another language is good…

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