Why Learn a Foreign Language?

Today I’m joined by my youngest daughter and recent homeschool graduate, Hannah Nehring. Hannah focused on Foreign Languages during high school and began learning German this fall, her 5th foreign language, following Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and Chinese.Why Learn a Foreign Language?

Today I’m joined by my youngest daughter and recent homeschool graduate, Hannah Nehring. Hannah focused on Foreign Languages during high school and began learning German this fall, her 5th foreign language, following Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and Chinese. She is currently conversant in both Hebrew and Spanish, with the goal of fluency in multiple languages. She set this goal for herself after a project she completed in True North Homeschool Academy’s Orienteering Course (Career Exploration).


In addition to studying each language, Hannah has become a student of how to learn and study a Foreign Language, which is a fascinating study, in and of itself! 

 

  1. Language is not a code. A Code is a pattern. Language is living as it has to do with how people interact. 
  2. The principles of decoding, however, have to do with pattern recognition. 
  3. The Psychology of language- when you learn a new language, you have a little “Person” in your head that speaks that language. You brain begins to do a lot of comparing and contrasting and you develop different modes of thinking. 
  4. Learning a second language teaches you to fail well and to be resilient, because you make so many mistakes as you learn a new language. 
  5. Learning a second language develops your creativity. 
  6. Learning a second language develops your Critical THinking Skills as you make connections, compare and contrast and learn by context. 
  7. Learning a second language teaches you manners as you begin to understand various cultures and develop cultural awareness. 

Interested in learning a second language? True North Homeshcool Academy offers Latin, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, German and French for students from 1st grade through adult! Check out our Foreign Language Exploration “sampler” class, being offered this coming spring! 

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