In Search of the Benefits of Learning Latin

  title={In Search of the Benefits of Learning Latin},
  author={Ludwig Haag Friedrich-Alexander-University},
  • Ludwig Haag Friedrich-Alexander-University
  • Published 2003
The authors studied whether Latin or French as a foreign curricular language is a better preparation for learning Spanish. Fifty native German speakers who took a university Spanish course concluded their course with a translation test. English was the 1st foreign language for all students, whereas half of them had learned French and the other half had learned Latin as their 2nd foreign language at school. Participants who had learned French at school made markedly fewer grammar errors and… Expand
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