Why Spanish Now?

Did you know that learning another language is actually EASIER when children are young? It’s true! Research shows that early second language learning:

  • improves overall school performance
  • Enhances cognitive & creative skills
  • Helps students score higher on standardized tests
  • Promotes cultural awareness & appreciation
  • Enhances college & career opportunities
  • Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world!

Check out these sources:

Brochure: Why Spanish at this Young Age (PDF)

Resources for Parents (PDF)

What Research Shows

“The linguistic genius of babies” by Patricia Kuhl (TED talk)

“The Benefits of Second Language Study”, Regarding World Language Education, NEA Research (PDF)

“2 languages make your brain buff” By Elizabeth Landau – CNN.com Health

Why learn Spanish?

“4 Reasons Why Children in the U.S. Should Speak Spanish” By Ana Flores

“Why Learn Spanish?” By Gerald Erichsen

“U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050, PewResearch Hispanic Trends Project” By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn

“Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)”

Where Spanish is spoken

Most widely spoken languages