Writing piece – Why Study Spanish

WHY STUDY SPANISH?

Take notes because you will be writing about the reasons to study Spanish.

Different People, Different Tongues: Importance of Being Bilingual (6:35)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3Cn8pfwTI

WHY LEARN SPANISH VARIOUS PROFESSIONS (7:05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Jbo1cVXM8

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WHY STUDY A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?

1. Analyzing skills improve when students study a foreign language.
2. Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the marketplace.
3. Creativity is increased with the study of a foreign language.
4. Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture.
5. English vocabulary skill increases.
6. Foreign language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are culturally different, leading to world peace.
7. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses they took in college because of the communication skills they developed in the process.
8. Higher order thinking skills – like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts and interfacing – are all increased when a foreign language is studied.
9. International travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
10. Job mobility and chances for promotion are often attributed to knowledge of a foreign language.
11. Knowledge of a foreign language promotes understanding of the difficulty immigrants face as they attempt to learn English.
12. Liberal arts training which includes foreign language study is sought more and more by prospective employers.
13. Memory is enhanced through foreign language study. Non-gifted students’ ACT scores show that they gain from foreign language study as much or more than gifted students.
14. Overseas business and joint ventures mean fluency in another language is now practically a requirement for employment in many American corporations.
15. Personnel in the army are paid more than others if they have a foreign language skill.
16. Quality of English writing among students improves with foreign language study.
17. Reading skill in English improves when students study a foreign language.
18. SAT scores are higher for foreign language students, in both English and Math.
19. Traveling abroad enhances cultural awareness and self-concept.
20. Ugly Americanism as a national stereotype is partially based on many people’s belief that the whole world speaks English.
21. Various verbal and non-verbal tests of intelligence have shown bilinguals to outperform monolinguals.
22. Working class students do just as well in foreign language study as middle class students, and there is no difference between genders or races in this area. Everyone starts out on equal footing.
23. Expertise in a foreign language aids in cognitive development.
24. Years spent studying a foreign language are proportionally correlated with increases on SAT scores.
25. Our Nation’s security is in jeopardy due to lack of trained linguists!

Zzzzzzzz….. Wake up and smell the café! There are more opportunities for foreign language speakers than you may have thought!

Will YOU be ready?

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Akaka Questions Panetta About Foreign Language Capabilities of the Defense Department (1:43)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uylcb2CjM&feature=youtu.be

Why study Spanish in the 21st Century wmv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=148&v=wk5v2WMd7tQ

The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

Learn another language to boost brain power! (3:08)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=119&v=a-b74XbqyyA

—————EXTRA INFO TO READ————–
Why You Should Hire Bilinguals Even If You Don’t Need Their Language Skills
A new study reveals that employees who speak multiple languages have faster brains and can be more efficient in the workplace.
http://www.inc.com/oscar-raymundo/why-you-should-hire-bilinguals.html
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B-Schools Are Speaking the Language of Business
from Bloomberg Businessweek July 01, 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-01/b-schools-are-speaking-the-language-of-business
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More information – Why Study Spanish?
https://srarose.wordpress.com/why-study-spanish/
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The “3.8” Paragraph Model

A “3.8” paragraph is a paragraph that makes three points in the following eight sentences:

1. The topic sentence, which clearly states what the writer wants the reader to know or understand after reading the paragraph. This idea is the controlling idea. In an essay, the topic sentence of a body paragraph should directly support or develop your thesis statement.

2. The first general statement, the first “point” supporting or developing the
topic sentence.

3. The first set of details, supporting the first general statement or “point.”

4. The second general statement, the second “point” supporting or
developing the topic sentence.

5. The second set of details, supporting the second general statement or
“point.”

6. The third general statement, the third “point” supporting or developing the
topic sentence.

7. The third set of details, supporting the third general statement or
“point.”

8. The concluding sentence that restates what the writer wants the reader to
know or understand after reading the paragraph (i.e., the controlling idea).
A general example of the 3.8 paragraph utilized in writing:

The fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. First, it is the most beautiful of the four seasons. The leaves of the trees seem to explode into glorious colors: reds, oranges, golds, and browns. Next, the temperature in the fall is perfect. The days in the low seventies let people comfortably wear whatever clothes they like, and the nighttime temperatures make for a great night’s sleep. Finally, my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving, is in the fall. It provides a few days off in the middle of the first months of school to visit with friends and family while enjoying delicious food. More than any other season, the fall is my favorite time of year.

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Título: Fecha: Nombre _______________________
1. The topic sentence clearly states what the writer wants the reader to know or understand after reading the paragraph. (Don’t forget to indent)
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2. The first general statement, the first “point” supporting or developing the
topic sentence.
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3. The first set of details, supporting the first general statement or “point.”
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4. The second general statement, the second “point” supporting or developing
the topic sentence.

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5. The second set of details, supporting the second general statement or
“point.”
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6. The third general statement, the third “point” supporting or developing the
topic sentence.
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7. The third set of details, supporting the third general statement or “point.”
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8. The concluding sentence restates what the writer wants the reader to
know or understand after reading the paragraph (i.e., the controlling idea).
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What do children around the world do in order to get to school to get an education?

A look at « Journeys to school », around the world

¿Cómo van los niños a la escuela?  Actividades por Elena López

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yk1L1_ooFEEv5DE9BLWDOoa1XQFTU81sILQsm6UgEis/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.gbc5a6d89e_0_0