Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits. Children who grow up learning a foreign language from a young age benefit tremendously. Children's brains are able to soak in a foreign language at an impressive rate and they are essentially able to learn to speak the language perfectly.
Sacred Heart is committed to offering their students opportunities to learn another language. In 2019, after much research, Sacred Heart purchased a membership in The Rosetta Program along with Chrome Books and headphones in order to be able to offer different foreign languages to their middle school students. So now, we are able to offer up to 24 foreign language studies in Middle School. In 2020, our Upper Elementary students began using our Rosetta Stone program. Rosetta Stone has become a part of our normal school day and our students are enjoying learning Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, and German.