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Why Chinese? Why Spanish?

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  • Knowing Chinese or Spanish enable students to compete effectively in the global
    economy of the future.
  • Learning a second language develops critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Learning a second language increases the propensity to learn other languages.
  • Enhances student intellectual development.
  • Increases student listening skills in order to hear distinctions between sounds.
  • Supports a greater appreciation for people and their culture from Spanish speaking countries.
  • Encourages students to attempt academic and social challenges. 
  • Supports higher academic performance as compared to monolingual students.
  • Provides an academic advantage when making applications to universities.
  • Improves marketability when entering a career.
  • Equips students with greater opportunities to communicate with other global citizens.