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World language a special emphasis for ESK students

ESK kindergarten students create the Mandarin symbol for dog and illustrate using paper mâché.
The following story underlines the importance of world language study, beginning at age 3, as practiced in the curriculum at Episcopal School of Knoxville. It was submitted by Amanda Sharpe, ESK Communications and Strategic coordinator.



Parents instinctively know children’s brains soak up a second language more quickly and efficiently than adult minds.

Moreover, research has demonstrated numerous academic and cognitive advantages for world language learning:

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