• Why Take a "Foreign" Language?

    The obvious answer, of course, is to become fluent, thus enhancing one’s ability to navigate, both professionally as well as personally, in the ever-shrinking global community. But there is another reason that foreign language study has been a part of nearly every high school and college curriculum for many years, and is almost always a requirement of any college preparatory program: repeated research shows clearly that those who study a “foreign language” (a language other than the one in which the student is immersed from birth/in the home environment) The study of a language other than one’s native tongue is the one academic pursuit that forces the learner to move regularly from right brain to left brain applications, thus training the brain to handle complex problem solving. The study of a foreign language is equally related to the study of math/science as it is to humanities (English, Social Studies, etc.)