Example for Grade 7: Argumentative – Second Language Learning - ID: 1005

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Second Language Learning

  • Purpose: Argumentative
  • Grade: 7
  • ID No. 1005

Student Response

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I think that the school should get a secondary language class. I have read and watched many arguments about this same exact subject. i have strong feelings toward this subject, and that’s the reason I’m writing to you right now. I hope that you choose in my favor.

First off, lets talk about their childhood. It is proven that kids who are bilingual are getting the same education, and sometimes even better. They retain the information such as writing and reading just as well as the other non-bilingual kids, and are often able to use the techniques they learned in one language to the other( The Best Time to Learn a Language).

Next on the agenda is vacation or visiting other countries. People have a hard time communicating in the other countries for the same reason we are talking about right now. Going on vacation is much easier when you know the native language to that country. take it from a letter sent to Gazette. “Later when making plans to visit relatives in Brazil, I decided it was a good idea to learn a little Portuguese. It’s amazing how much easier it was when I ad a real reason to learn.” (Lopez, Centerville)

Finally, lets get down to the future. Today, many jobs have to do with going to either neighboring countries or countries have way across the world. If you don’t know the language, you won’t be able to do your jobs right. China gets this. today they have about 200 million schools teaching English. Today we only have about 18% of Americans being bilingual. Of that number, only 24,000 children are learning a second language. My guess is that only about have of those kids will retain the second language and be able to speak it. How are we supposed to work out of the U.S. if we can’t even speak a native Language?(The Importance of Language Education)

That’s where i stand. I’m holding my argument firm, and will keep pressing for language classes. We need our kids of the 21st Century to be bilingual.