¿Debemos tener otra clase de lenguaje? By: Lily Malloy

Did that headline catch your eye? Well, if you are one of the many students that don’t speak another language in our school system, you might think that I’m insulting you. But what I’m really asking is, could e have  A foreign language class offered at Bowling Green Junior High School?

Another language class in our school would allow students to interact with others around the school that may not speak English or are in a ESL (English Second Language) class. English Second Language classes include people who can’t speak or are learning English, and we would be able to communicate with them since most of the children in that class speak Spanish. Another language in our school could also allow children get help with their future jobs, as employers find applicants with language skills very appealing.

Many students, including 8th grader Kerra Gregory, are in favor of adding another language class to the repertoire of interesting classes at Bowling Green Junior High.

“It’s important to be able to communicate with people around you,” said Kerra. “It could affect your future.”

Many other students also believe that it is important to be able to communicate with the people around us in case of emergency. One of these supporters is 8th grader Josh Rosales.

“It’s important to know another language because it could affect our future by getting us our future jobs or could save us in a life or death situation,” said Josh.

A second language class in our school could help students interact with others and could potentially save and steer the futures of our children.


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