Why Study a Second Language?
Condensed from Vistawide World Languages 
1. To increase global understanding 
2. To improve employment potential 
3. To increase native language ability 
4. To sharpen cognitive and life skills 
5. To improve chances of entry into college or graduate school 
6. To appreciate international literature, music, and film 
7. To make travel more feasible and enjoyable 
8. To expand study abroad options 
9. To increase understanding of oneself and one's own culture 
10. To make lifelong friends

Study Tips
Condensed from Vistawide World Languages 
1. Set realistic expectations 
2. Break study time into smaller chunks 
3. Learn vocabulary effectively 
4. Practice language actively 
5. Do homework conscientiously 
6. Form study groups 
7. Identify your learning style 
8. Maximize your language exposure 
9. Spend time on task 
10. Communicate with your instructor

Language Resources
Condensed from Vistawide World Languages 
1. Find a pen pal 
2. Rent and watch a foreign film 
3. Read or watch foreign news online 
4. Find native speakers in your community 
5. Join or start a conversation group 
6. Visit an ethnic restaurant 
7. Find a book or magazine in your library 
8. Use a foreign language search engine to explore your interests 
9. Join a foreign language discussion board 
10. Visit a foreign language chat room 
11. Plan a trip 
12. Study abroad 
13. Explore a foreign language magazine 
14. Locate heritage events in your area 
15. Listen to foreign language music