World Languages

Melissa E. Pérez
K-12 World Languages Specialist
(919) 560-3676 Extension 21676
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World (Foreign) Language study benefits all students. The study of another language leads to higher scores on standardized tests (reading, math, SAT), greater cognitive development in the areas of mental flexibility, creativity, divergent thinking and higher-order thinking skills, a broader English vocabulary, a better understanding of one’s own language and culture, and enhanced career opportunities.*
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