All children should study a foreign language, starting in the earliest grades. To what extent do you agree or disagree to this statement ?

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All children should study a foreign language, starting in the earliest grades. To what extent do you agree or disagree to this statement ?

Traditionally, children have begun studying a foreign language at later ages, such as, at the secondary school. However, educationists recommend that foreign languages should be introduced to all children in the earliest grades. I strongly agree with this opinion for the following reasons.

First of all, some people believe that parents should not let their children learn a foreign language too early. They maintain that children at primary schools may get confused by learning both their mother tongue and another language. Children may not be sure that some words are appropriately used in the native language or the second one, and then consequently, they can not become expert in either their mother language or the foreign one. However, scientists have shown that children may be confused in the first month of their study, but this confusion will never happen after that. Furthermore, it is proved that children's brains are still planned to acquire their mother language, and unlike adults, they are not distracted by many complex social problems.

Secondly, there is an opinion saying that children go to school to study standard subjects like mathematics or literature, and children do not have enough time at school to study a foreign language. However, it has claimed that putting a second language class on children's timetable at schools outweighs that disadvantage. According to researches, bilingualism children have better problem-solving skills, logical thinking and critical thinking that monolingualism children. Multilingualism children have to switch from one language to other when they communicate with people who speak different languages. It brings advantages not only in studying other logical subjects like maths or physics but also in the real-life. Children's commands of the language in late life will benefit from this early exposure when learning other languages. Humans are living in an era of modern technology: people hang out with foreigners via the internet, people do business with people from other countries, and foreign languages make these activities more accessible. Besides, people also gain a better understanding of different cultures thanks to their foreign language knowledge.

To sum up, although there is confusion in the learning language process, it is cannot be denied that young children's innate should be harnessed as soon as study a foreign language. The earliest grades period is the perfect time for children to learn a new language not only because it is proved by science but also because of the advantage it brings to children from cognitive development to the real-life activities.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Suggestion:
... to their foreign language knowledge. To sum up, although there is confusion i...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, but, consequently, first, furthermore, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, still, then, such as, first of all, to sum up

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 13.1623246493 114% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 7.85571142285 127% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 10.4138276553 125% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 7.30460921844 205% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 33.0 24.0651302605 137% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 50.0 41.998997996 119% => OK
Nominalization: 2.0 8.3376753507 24% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2241.0 1615.20841683 139% => OK
No of words: 412.0 315.596192385 131% => OK
Chars per words: 5.43932038835 5.12529762239 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.50530610838 4.20363070211 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84881050994 2.80592935109 102% => OK
Unique words: 213.0 176.041082164 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.516990291262 0.561755894193 92% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 674.1 506.74238477 133% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 5.43587174349 147% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.10420841683 48% => OK
Conjunction: 5.0 0.809619238477 618% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.76152304609 63% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 16.0721442886 112% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 20.2975951904 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.6514968712 49.4020404114 90% => OK
Chars per sentence: 124.5 106.682146367 117% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.8888888889 20.7667163134 110% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.72222222222 7.06120827912 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.01903807615 20% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.67935871743 104% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 3.9879759519 125% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 3.4128256513 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.24106840077 0.244688304435 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0880383337686 0.084324248473 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0615469213129 0.0667982634062 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.173340437842 0.151304729494 115% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0527498761869 0.056905535591 93% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.6 13.0946893788 119% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 50.2224549098 98% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 11.3001002004 105% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.57 12.4159519038 117% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.45 8.58950901804 98% => OK
difficult_words: 97.0 78.4519038076 124% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 9.78957915832 82% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.1190380762 107% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.7795591182 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 73.0337078652 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 6.5 Out of 9
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