A Greek friend of mine told me last week that in Greece, it becomes “vogue” to learn several languages. The more you know, the “cooler” you are. Kids are encouraged to take classes outside of school with tutors and at language centers where they learn German, Italian, Spanish etc. In school, they already learn English and French.  We need to get our children learning foreign languages in the United States! It is my mission to see that our up and coming generation of youngsters becomes bilingual.Globe with ChildrenHere’s an article which was mentioned on NPR earlier this week about a brave family who decided to teach their children their native language first – before English:

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brain-power