Topic: Chinese Language Study
Author: Paul Eckert
Source: Boston.com, Reuters
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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keep up with
take (a) challenge
When do you think is a good age to start learning a new language?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of learning a new language at a young age?
Which language(s) would you most like to learn? Why?
How is knowing a second language helpful to your children’s future?
What do you think are the best methods for learning a new language?
For More Practice
Discuss the merits of second language learning with a child who doesn’t think it’s important.
Pretend your child is learning a second language that you do not know.
How can you help him/her?
Do your parents speak a second language? Would you recommend that
they learn another one? Why or why not?