Learning a Second Language

Wednesday 11 Sep 2019

An example of a school subject that may be considered to be non-academic, but is essential in providing a well-rounded education, is Languages. At Living Faith, our language of choice for the Languages curriculum is German.

Did you know that 75-85% of the world’s population does not speak English? Did you know that monolingual people are a minority group globally?

Language learning is not just useful, it’s important. Studies show that children who learn a second language perform stronger in reading and maths, and show greater development in areas such as mental flexibility, creativity, problem-solving, conceptualising and reasoning. Studies also show that learning a second language benefits the overall development of English literacy.

Through cultural immersion, students who learn a second language are also supported to communicate across cultures. They are empowered to understand other points of view and they learn to participate in a global economy.

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- Jane Mueller, Principal