If you could make one important change in a school that you attended, what change would you make? Use reasons and specific examples to your answer.
A big problem at my high school is the foreign language program. This program is neglected in favor of the math and science program, but I think it is just as important. The school can improve it by offering more classes, hiring well-trained instructors, and introducing the use of modern technology.
The first thing we need is third- and fourth-year language classes. Right now we don't have any classes above the second year level. It's hard to learn much about a language in only two years. This is especially frustrating for those of us who want to continue language study in college because we won't be well prepared.
Next, we need well-trained instructors. The current teachers in the program don't speak the languages well enough. They frequently make errors that the students repeat. If the teachers were well trained, they would be good models for the students. We would learn languages better, '
Finally, we need to use modern technology in our language classes. Even though our school has a computer laboratory, we never use it in our language classes. We need to have and use computer software that is made for learning languages. We also need to be able to use the Internet to search for current, real-life materials in the languages we study.
Understanding people from other countries depends on being able to communicate with them. Poor language instruction makes this impossible. Improving the foreign language program would really make a difference to the students of the school.