The value of learning a language
Learning foreign languages boosts brain development, bridges cultural connections, and gives us an economic edge.
We live in a quickly evolving world of global-language learning,, a connected world in which knowing how to communicate in different languages is crucial.
New methods and technologies are opening up incredible opportunities in this realm, providing real-world connections with those speaking other languages, thus motivating students to learn to communicate in a foreign language. To that end, wired schools are using high-tech tools -- mostly free, like Skype and Google Talk -- that make it easy to connect students with their counterparts in other countries.