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Greenfield community school – importance of languages

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Greenfield Community School provides a high quality, creative and challenging international education, based on the International Baccalaureate Philosophy. We foster within each student, staff member and community member an enduring passion for learning and empowering each individual to become a caring global citizen.

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Greenfield community school – importance of languages

  1. 1. Greenfield Community School – Importance of Languages GCS understands the importance of learning new languages we truly recognize the benefit one can get from it. The importance of language is essential in every aspect and interaction of our everyday lives. Whether we use language to inform the people around us of what we feel, what we desire, what we want or to communicate with family and friends or for business purposes the importance of language really stands out nowadays specially in the necessity to reach global audiences and markets. More and more business leaders are recognizing the fact that to be able to compete you have to have knowledge in many foreign languages. Being proficient in different languages is always an extreme advantageous and a tremendous added value. It always gives a great first impression and shows your openness towards different cultures and your willingness to maintain lasting relationships. Studies by Bruck, Lambert, Tucker (1974), Hakuta (1986) and Weatherford (1986), showed that children enrolled in foreign language courses demonstrate stronger cognitive skills, particularly in the area of creativity. Those with competency (not necessarily fluency) in more than one language tend to have higher intelligence scores on standardized tests. Nowadays, more and more schools are recognizing the importance of languages. Some schools are even beginning to offer to teach a second language as early as middle school. We At GCS, your IB world continuum school, have always understood the significance of languages in connecting with other people and making sense of our experiences. We have always known that a child’s language development reflects his identity, values, and experiences in the community he lives in which is why we have always offered since our opening in 2007, compulsory English and Arabic along with a choice if either French or German. It is up to you now, to choose a warm and comfortable environment in which your child can grow to learn different languages. Just remember the communication skills that your child will learn early in life will be the foundation for his or her communication abilities for the future. --