Would you like a friend who speaks a language you don't know so you can't communicate? I didn't think so. People should learn foreign languages so that they can understand what people from other countries are saying. Learning a foreign language is also interesting, and it can be helpful too. You never know when you might need to translate a foreign word.
One reason that children should learn a foreign language is that it helps them understand what more people are saying. Imagine you walk up to a new friend and say "Hi!" When they answer back you don't know what they said because they speak a different language. Don't ask them to repeat themselves or learn English. Learn their language instead! When you speak another language, it can be a great backup for when people don't understand English. You can still communicate.
Learning foreign languages is also very interesting. It's cool to speak many different languages. For example, I'm learning Mandarin in school this year. (Mandarin is a type of Chinese.) When I speak Mandarin it sounds different, and I feel different, in a very cool way. Once you speak another language you can teach your friends and help them out. Learning another language with your friends can be a fun activity.
Lastly, speaking a foreign language will help you translate what people are saying to other people. For example, a friend might be asking a question to a person who only speaks English and your friend might only speak French. If you speak French and English, you can help by translating. When you speak a lot of languages, you can translate for people and be a big help. In fact, I want to be a secret agent, so if I learn many different languages it will be extremely helpful.
As you can see, I love learning new languages. Learning new languages is both fun and helpful. Learn a foreign language like Spanish, French, Chinese, Greek, and so much more.
The Class 344 Writers
These third graders have some strong opinions and they are not afraid to share them. Read on for their opinions on all sorts of topics ranging from dodgeball to feminism. Then PLEASE share your thoughts in the comments sections below the posts. The writers would love to know whether you agree or disagree with their points of view. All respectfully worded opinions are welcome! Let the debates begin...