Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
Learning is essential for children; this learning is obtained thanks to time and energy spending. Learn something from childhood permit to acquire a thorough knowledge in this field. For several reasons, children must begin learning a foreign language as soon as possible that means since the primary school. Indeed, there are some advantages of practicing foreign languages since the primary school. First of all, the ear of a child is much more likely to catch the sounds of a foreign language as an adult ear. Secondly, that allows openness to the world and opens young children to other cultures. Finally, the last reason is that with this new language, children could build the basic of what they will learn at high school. Furthermore, this will help children to travel, to visit new places, and in a second time it will give them an advantage to get a job. The first reason is very simple, listening comprehension does not immediately perceive the different elements that make up a language. The child must not identify whole blocks, but the various units that make up the language. A child who learns his mother tongue in a natural environment is faced with a large number of situations that allow it gradually to identify essential and meaningful elements; therefore he assimilated between 8 and 18 months. This is not the case in the context of learning in institutional settings. So each child has an interest to learn as soon as possible a foreign language. Another advantage of practicing foreign languages since the primary school is the fact that children learn also cultural aspects of other countries. The culture, in its original sense thus refers to the individual, how he cultivates his mind. It is very important to permit this openness to the world to prepare him to a teaching...
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