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  1. Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are      different.
  2. Analytical skills improve when students study a foreign language.
  3. Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the marketplace.
  4. Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture.
  5. Creativity is increased with the study of foreign languages.
  6. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed in the process.
  7. International travel is made  easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
  8. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study a foreign      language.
  9. Foreign language study enhances one’s opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc.
  10. A second language improves your skills and grades in math and English and on the SAT and GRE.
  11. Four out of five new jobs in  the US are created as a result of foreign trade.
  12. Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices: one is able to communicate in a second  language.
  13. Foreign language study enhances  listening skills and memory.
  14. One participates more  effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if one knows another      language.
  15. Your marketable skills in the  global economy are improved if you master another language.
  16. Foreign language study offers a  sense of the past: culturally and linguistically.
  17. The study of a foreign tongue improves the knowledge of one’s own language: English vocabulary skills  increase.
  18. The study of foreign languages  teaches and encourages respect for other peoples: it fosters an      understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature.
  19. Foreign languages expand one’s view of the world, liberalize one’s experiences, and make one more      flexible and tolerant.
  20. Foreign languages expand one’s  world view and limit the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust  and fear.
  21. Foreign language study leads to  an appreciation of cultural diversity.
  22. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in the American society.
  23. One is at a distinct advantage  in the global market if one is as bilingual as possible.
  24. Foreign languages open the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science…
  25. Foreign language study is simply part of a very basic liberal education: to “educate” is to lead      out, to lead out of confinement and narrowness and darkness.

-Renate Latimer, Associate Professor Emerita of German