WHY ELEMENTARY?

The SITES program is uniquely designed with elementary schoolers in mind.

The earlier language learning begins, the greater the effects.

​According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, early language learners gain:                                        

  • Strengthened literacy in their first language

  • Higher standardized test scores in other subject areas

  • Cultural and professional opportunities

  • Enhanced problem solving skills

  • Improved verbal and spatial abilities

  • Improved memory function 

  • Enhanced creative thinking capacity

  • More flexible and creative thinking

(For more resources please visit: https://www.actfl.org/advocacy/what-the-research-shows)

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