Benefits of Studying a World Language

21st Century Skills Map and the study of World Languages

Developed through a year-long collaborative process, spear-headed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and P21, this map reflects the collective effort of hundreds of World Language teachers and illustrates the integration of World Languages and 21st Century Skills. This map provides educators, administrators and policymakers with concrete examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into core subjects: World Languages Map

Gray Matter: Why Bilinguals are Smarter from the NY Times, March 18, 2012: Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Benefits of Studying a Second Language: Research Findings

What Does Research Show About The Benefits Of Language Learning?
In this age of accountability in education, policymakers and administrators, as well as parents, are increasingly demanding to know what research studies show regarding the benefits of language learning.  This document will identify some of the major correlation studies that highlight how language learners benefit from their experiences.