It is a great article and discussion forum this morning in the The guardian
The education secretary says during the conference interview: “There is a slam-dunk case for extending foreign languages, and we just need to speak louder in English. It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.”
We are not going to comment anymore just read yourself here:
School-e Ltd offers Spanish Lessons for children and we have been teaching Spanish in after school clubs and as part of the curriculum in Manchester schools for the past eleven years.
Overall we have over 20 years experience with children. Our Spanish lessons in the schools enable children to understand and speak useful everyday Spanish, so that they can do things like greeting friends and saying how old they are.
Research has shown that learning another language is not only useful for travelling the world, it also gives children a deeper understanding of their own and other cultures, improves problem solving skills and increases their capacity for learning generally.
Additional benefits after our Spanish lessons include higher scores on standardized tests, increased self-confidence and social skills, and often children will be motivated to learn additional languages at a later stage of their development. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, not only as a mother tongue but as a second language, too. Modern languages are increasing in importance and soon all schools will be required to offer MFL to pupils in Key Stage Two.
We make the Spanish lessons fun through songs, games, activities, worksheets, audiovisual material and an interactive website. We also make frequent use of PIPO educational software products, the world leader in supplying bi-lingual educational materials, with currently millions of children worldwide using these products to learn another language (English/Spanish).
All our teachers are CRB checked and we have our own liability insurance.
We hope to be able to assist you with our Spanish lessons soon in the future and we give thanks to all the schools that in one way or another one had helped us and support us to deliver good Spanish lessons.