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At what age should children start learning a foreign language in school?

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Poll Results: 2,195 votes
56%
Immediately: preschool/kindergarten
 
25%
1st to 4th grade
 
9%
5th to 8th grade
 
4%
High school
 
3%
Other (explain)
 
2%
Never
 
1%
Not until college
 



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Terry Wheeler
Saturday March 28, 2015, 3:51 PM


As early as possible

Lynne Willey
Monday March 23, 2015, 4:50 PM


Kids who learn many languages are far better off than people who don't, and it is easier for little kids to learn things.....they are too young to think of it as work too,

The younger the better. Some of my grandkids learned 2 languages from the beginning.

Adrienne L.
Saturday March 21, 2015, 7:25 PM


thanks

Ocelot C.
Saturday March 21, 2015, 12:13 PM


I would say as soon as possible if the child or parent/guardian really wants her/him to continue that language when s/he grows up. Even if s/he doesn't, it's still a good thing to be bilingual or trilingual.

Jayasri Amma
Wednesday March 18, 2015, 2:21 AM


Thank you!

Jayasri Amma
Tuesday March 10, 2015, 1:52 AM


Thank you!

MJ J.
Thursday March 5, 2015, 8:27 AM


before they start school


Natasha Salgado
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 9:47 AM


1st-4th grade

Layla S.
Tuesday March 3, 2015, 8:29 AM


starting earlier would have helped me a lot.


Rhonda B.
Tuesday March 3, 2015, 6:17 AM


The earlier the better.



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