As much as I agree with the desperate need for more funding in Foreign Language education (I am a…
Tomas White

Absolutely, Tomas! We tried to pick our battles in this post, but you absolutely cannot discount the value of learning a language beyond communication. It’s been proven to improve executive functions, increase empathy, and even stave off dementia, among other cognitive and cultural benefits. The ability to multi-task, pick up on social cues and body language, and empathize with diverse people is critical in many fields (even seemingly “non-international” fields like nursing). Learning a language, even if not to a professional level, will certainly benefit anyone who could make use of those skills. Thanks for pointing that out and adding even more fuel to the fire for FL!