Why is learning another language important?

We live in a world with a rapidly developing global economy where communication with partners and clients from other countries is becoming a daily routine. A business may look for opportunities to expand its clientele beyond its own country. After graduating from college, individuals face a global job market full of more experienced specialists and professionals with various skill sets. The modern employer will likely prefer a bilingual worker to a monolingual prospect. Health care, journalism, the military, marketing, communication, and social services all need bilingual workers.

What are the other benefits of learning another language?

Learning a foreign language has cognitive benefits. Students who spend time learning another language can quickly improve their grades in other subjects. Research has shown that learning another language in the early elementary years improves cognitive abilities, positively influences achievement in other disciplines, and results in higher achieving test scores in reading and math. Regular memory training when learning new words, developing new brain connections and so forth may result in scoring higher on tests. 

Another advantage of learning a foreign language can be developing problem-solving skills. When a student learns to find the necessary verb form or to conjugate it correctly in different tenses, the student is performing many micro problem-solving steps on the way to the final goal – to make up a sentence that will sound correct in a foreign language. Learning another language can be challenging, but as a result, it will increase your student’s chances of developing the skills necessary for a successful career and life.

Seal of Biliteracy

Enlightium offers the Seal of Biliteracy to Enlightium seniors who have attained an advanced level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in another language in addition to English.

The Seal of Biliteracy is placed on Enlightium’s graduate diploma and high school transcript indicating that the student has earned the seal.

World Languages at Enlightium Academy

Ignitia World Language Courses

High school students have two World Languages on the Ignitia platform: French and Greek. The benefit of taking a world language course through Ignitia is that your student’s World Language course is included on the same platform as the rest of their courses, so there is no need to access a separate platform for their World Language course. Also, there is no additional cost for these French or Greek courses as it is included within standard tuition. 

If you are looking for a World Language course for your Elementary or Middle School student, looking for more World Language options, or looking for a World Language course with more conversational elements that incorporate speaking and listening components as well as more multimedia instruction and practice, then one of our Premium World Language courses may be the perfect fit for your student!

For students in grades 9-12, we offer the following World Language Courses in Ignitia (note: 8th graders may take level one courses per counselor’s approval).

Robotel Courses

High school students have two world languages on the Robotel platform: German and Spanish.

For students in grades 9-12, we offer the following World Language Courses in Robotel. Students in grades 7-8 may take level Robotel courses per counselor’s approval).

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