Should students be required to take a second language? - Coggle Diagram
Should students be required to take a second language?
History and Background
Students in grades 4-9 are required to take a second language, but for grades 10-12 it is optional.
French is usually the required second language.
In Canada students are required to take a second language.
Students should not be required to take a second language because mastering your first language is more important for school than learning a second language.
Did you know that at some schools, you are required to take a second language even though a second language will not affect your career at all?
Learning a second language helps improve your memory.
Learning a second language improves your first language.
Taking a second language strengthens your decision-making
Taking a second language should be optional for students because it will not affect them in most careers, it is more important to master your first language for school reasons, and second languages are not required for most university programs.
A second language is not needed to be admitted into most university programs.
Students who want to do something like study in a science lab would probably not be required to take a second language.
Most university programs do not require a second language unless you are wanting to do something like become an English as a Second Language teacher.
You do not need to learn a second language unless you want to learn about a career that involves second languages.
A second language is not needed for your career.
Only 8.8% of Canadian jobs require knowing a second language.
In most Canadian jobs, you don't need to know a second language, so it shouldn't be required for you to take one in school.
You don't need to know a second language in order to work at a place as simple as a restaurant. You would only need to know a second language, really, if you wanted to teach one or if you wanted to work as a customer service representative or a job like that.
Mastering your first language is more important than learning a second language.
It is more important for LA classes in school that you know your first language well so you don't have a hard time doing LA.
If you do want to take a second language, you will be more fluent in it if you know your first language well.
You have better connections with your culture if you know your first language well.