If you want to give your brain a good workout, think about saying !hola! to another language. A recent study found that kids who learn more than one language have sharper minds when they get older. Many people say that speaking a foreign language also gives students a better understanding of the world. They also argue that kids who know at least two languages will have an advantage when they look for jobs in the future. However, more than two thirds of the US elementary schools don't offer foreign-language classes. Some school officials say they can't fit language lessons into the packed school day. Others say students should spend their time mastering English instead. What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News