How useful is a foreign language in school curriculum?

These days it is required to learn foreign languages in school. Some schools have started teaching the languages from a very young age, even from the beginning of the education. However, most have it start at a certain grade.

There are many reasons that foreign language education is important. It is even more important to have the foreign language courses taught during school. It is easier for the language to be learned at younger ages and therefore the earlier the students start the better. The students will not learn why the language is so important if nobody tells them.
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