1. Analyzing skills improve when students study a foreign language.

2. Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the marketplace.

3. Creativity is increased with the study of a foreign language.

4. Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture.

5. English vocabulary skill increases.

6. Foreign language study creates more positive attitudes and less
prejudice toward people who are culturally different, leading to world peace.

7. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most
valuable courses they took in college because of the communication
skills they developed in the process.

8. Higher order thinking skills - like problem solving, dealing with
abstract concepts and interfacing - are all increased when a foreign language is studied.

9. Internatioinal travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.

10. Job mobility and chances for promotion are often attributed to
knowledge of a foreign language.

11. Knowledge of a foreign language promotes understanding of the
difficulty immigrants face as they attempt to learn English.

12. Liberal arts training which includes foreign language study is sought more and more by prospective employers.

13. Memory is enhanced through foreign language study. Non-gifted
students' ACT scores show that they gain from foreign language
study as much or more than gifted students.

14. Overseas business and joint ventures mean fluency in another language is now practically a requirement for employment in many American corporations.

15. Personnel in the army are paid more than others if they have a foreign language skill.

16. Quality of English writing among students improves with foreign
language study.

17. Reading skill in English improves when students study a foreign language.

18. SAT scores are higher for foreign language students, in both English and Math.

19. Traveling abroad enhances cultural awareness and self-concept.

20. Ugly Americanism as a national stereotype is partially based
many people's belief that the whole world speaks English.

21. Various verbal and non-verbal tests of intelligence have shown
bilinguals to outperform monolinguals.

22. Working class students do just as well in foreign language study as middle class students, and there is no difference between genders or races in this area. Everyone starts out on equal footing.

23. Expertise in a foreign language aids in cognitive development.

24. Years spent studying a foreign language are proportionally correlated with increases on SAT scores.

25. Our Nation's security is in jeopardy due to lack of trained linguists!

26. Zzzzzzzz..... Wake up and smell the caffé! There are more opportunities for foreign language speakers than you may have thought!

Will your child be ready?