World Languages

Top 10 Reasons To Study A Foreign Language

10

You wont have to read the subtitles at foreign films.

9

You will increase the number of brain cells you have.

8

You will impress your date at a fancy restaurant by ordering dishes like 
Boeuf Bourguignon, using correct pronunciation.

7

You can drop names like Ibsen, Confucius, Nietzsche, Camus, Cicero, Dostoevsky,
and Cervantes at parties after having read them, in the original !

6

You will know what words like deja vu, Perestroika, Tiananmen,
smorgasbord, Zeitgeist, and macho REALLY mean.

5

You can get on track early with foreign language classes to prepare for study
or internships abroad for a year, a semester, or a summer.

4

When you travel abroad you will be able to talk to people in their language,
thus experience up close and personal the local culture.

3

You will understand the English language and American culture better
through exposure to another language and culture.

2

You will acquire a highly marketable supporting area of study enhancing any major from Anthropology to Zoology,
and thus get a job that will make your friends envious and your parents relieved.

You will become a well-rounded WORLD CITIZEN.

 

 

Source: College of Arts and Sciences – Foreign Languages and Cutlures, Washington State University, http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/top10.asp

 
 
 
Brad Commerford
Supervisor - Arts/World Languages 
(908) 647-4800 x6848
bcommerford@whrhs.org