Reasons for High Dropout Rates in World Language Classes and How to Encourage Students to Continue in Language Education


by : 
Clare T.


In an increasingly globalized society, foreign language education is a key factor in breaking barriers and immersing oneself in a culture different from one's own. Most high schools have a two year language requirement, but many students choose not to continue language studies after the graduation requirement is met. Working with students and teachers, new methods of teaching were brainstormed in order to engage students and encourage continuation beyond 2 or 3 years.