What is the value of children learning foreign languages early?
Census figures show that the percentage of Americans living in homes where languages other than English are spoken is on the rise. The country is increasingly diverse, and it stands to reason that future generations will be exposed to more languages than those who came before us.
At the same time, the percentage of elementary and middle schools that offer foreign language courses has fallen significantly since 1997, according to a Missourian article from last year. In an increasingly diverse country, some parents are responding by taking their own steps to expose children to foreign languages.
We would like to hear from you about your experiences in and feelings about early childhood foreign language learning.