Chairperson: Marianna Ruggieri-Marletta MRuggieri@sfponline.org
The study of foreign language requires a developmental approach and implies a progressive acquisition of linguistic skill. The values gained from learning a language will be related to the amount of time and effort devoted to it. The study of another language brings about a gradually expanding and deepening knowledge of the country, people, geography, history, social institutions, and culture of the people who speak that particular language. As a result, our students acquire a better perspective of our own culture.