Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
It is important that people are born with certain talents, with which they achieve easily what they want. But some people believe that, if any children are taught hard, they will become as talented children too. Thus, in the following paragraphs I will give some points of the people supporting their arguments before giving my personal opinion on the issue.
Primarily, as everything has a good side that bearing with talent has beneficial side too, such as, being successful and becoming great person. Indeed, some people have achieved to become popular by their talents. For instance, great writer William Shakespeare, boxer Michel Jordan and singer Madonna have become fame thanks to their talents. Even now people value their talents. Thus, talented people have more chances to achieve something than ordinary humans therefore they achieve faster what they want.
But on the other hand, others believe that every person can be master of any kind of specialty if they are taught. There are such people who recognized without talent. As an example, pioneer Beethoven or Walt Disney, Swift Jobs are good example of celebrities who achieved with only their hard work rather than talents which they did not have. It is clear from this example that people can be popular in sport or music
To draw a conclusion, talented persons can be popular with their talents. But on the other hand ordinary people can be fame through hard taught. It is my feeling that I partially agree with both opinions.
In this hectic pace of life, people, in particular, young generations are expected to have capability of using various languages. Some people think that it would be better if children are taught to foreign languages at primary education as opposed to secondary education. While, in some cases, this trend has some drawbacks, I would argue that its advantages, which we will see in the following paragraphs are more significant.
On the positive side, there are a number of advantages of teaching foreign languages to children at primary schools. In fact, in accordance with ten-year study at Chicago University,human beings are more likely to obtain information when those who are as young as possible. Hence, children ought to participate in foreign languages’ classes at schools, by virtue of gaining data straightforwardly.
Another fact to note is that those who are able to know foreign languages have full access to colossal amount of information. For example, on many formal occasions, people tend to communicate in English with others as a global language, in this situation; people can share and acquire priceless information with each other, while children who cannot talk a global language, they might suffer from a lack of comprehension of others’ ideas. Moreover, if you browse the net and read the books, you will notice that most information are posted and published in global languages, such as English. Taking all consideration into account, those who have ability to talk foreign languages have full access to information. By getting more data, children can enrich their know-how.
On the negative side, there are also some disadvantages of teaching foreign languages to children at primary schools. There are some school curriculums such as math, biology, and physics which children should pay more attention at primary education. These subjects play a key role in a child’s future career, instead of just learning other languages.
In the light of these facts, one can conclude that the plus points of teaching other languages at primary school overshadow its minus points.