School should not force children to learn a foreign language. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is suggested that foreign language should be an optional subject for children and compelling students to learn it is unreasonable. In my opinion, although there are some disadvantages of this development, I still believe that forcing them to learn a different language will make them broaden their horizon and have an in-depth understanding of other nations.

On the one hand, sometimes when obliging children to do something they are not interested in may make them rebel and oppose. In fact, some students nowadays have aptitudes for various things such as drawing, swimming, or calculating, which are not require knowledge about new languages. Hence, if their schools or parents force them on a path that they are not meant for, children may feel dispirited as well as be prone to stress and in the long-term may adversely affect children mentality.

On the other hand, it is undeniable that the effects of becoming a good language learner will provide tremendous benefits for children. People may argue that compelling them to learn a new language can have counter-productive consequences and lead to some undesirable influences including having a fear of studying; therefore, just let children do what they want and have a flair for. However, not all children nowadays know what they genuinely like and some may do not have enough perseverance to decide their dreams. Hence, learning a foreign language plays an essential part in the future of students. Admittedly, in the globalization period, mastering many languages can offer children have a variety of chances to work at national companies, therefore, they can have a firm career and earn a good living. Furthermore, studying a second language will give children various opportunities to learn about different cultures and costumes, thus it can deepen students’ understanding of other countries.

In conclusion, although there are some demerits in this trend, I firmly believe that schools are of great importance to promoting students learning a new language because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general.

Khanhchi1508To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Khanhchi1508In my opinion, although there are some disadvantages of this development,

Did the essay prompt ask you for advantages and disadvantages?

One reason that even native speakers get bad marks is because they answer a different question than the task calls for.

Many IELTS students do not realize that there are five different types of essay tasks that you can get. They do not prepare to answer all of the different types according to the essay prompt. In particular, some give an "advantages/disadvantages" answer instead of an "opinion" answer. That is not good for the best score.


It is suggested Some suggest that foreign languages should be an optional subject for children and compelling students to learn one it is unreasonable. In my opinion, although there are some disadvantages of this development, I still believe that forcing them to learn a different language will make them broaden their horizon and have an in-depth understanding of other nations.


You need to answer the prompt with an adverb of extent. Here are three examples.

I totally agree because teaching the core subjects, maths, science, reading and writing, is much more important. These must be the focus of the school curriculum.

I disagree completely. Languages are much easier for young students to learn, and the earlier they start, the better. Proficiency in a global language such as Chinese, Spanish or English will pay enormous dividends when the children finish school.

I partly agree. Language should not be mandated in public schools, but there should be special schools dedicated to the study of the languages, and it should be the parent's choice to compel their children to attend.

After you determine your position, you need to think of the reasons or arguments that support it. Develop each point in a body paragraph with examples from your personal experience.



On the one hand, sometimes when obliging children to do something they are not interested in may make them rebel and oppose. (Your sentence is not grammatical. There is no subject for the verb "may make.") In fact, some students nowadays have aptitudes for various things such as drawing, swimming, or calculating, which are not require (wrong verb form) knowledge about new any foreign languages. Hence, if their schools or parents force them on a path that they are not meant for, children may feel dispirited as well as be prone to stress and in the long-term it may adversely affect children mentality. (wrong word)

(This strays off topic. This is not a advantages/disadvantages essay. You have not stated an opinion of agreement or disagreement.) On the other hand, it is undeniable that the effects of becoming a good language learner will provide tremendous benefits for children. (Your next sentences contradicts the first one, repeating the argument from the first paragraph. There is no cohesion and coherence.) People may argue that compelling them to learn a new language can have counter-productive consequences and lead to some undesirable influences including having a fear of studying; therefore, just let children do what they want and have a flair for. However, not all children nowadays know what they genuinely like and some may do not have enough perseverance to decide their dreams. Hence, learning a foreign language plays an essential part in the future of students. Admittedly, in the globalization period, mastering many languages can offer children have a variety of chances (ungrammatical) to work at national companies, (comma splice error) therefore, they can have a firm career and earn a good living. Furthermore, studying a second language will give children various opportunities to learn about different cultures and costumes, (1. A costume is what actors wear, or a special type of clothing for a fancy party. 2. another comma splice error) thus it can deepen students’ understanding of other countries.

In conclusion, although there are some demerits (wrong word. It is not the opposite of advantage or benefit. Do not use it.) in this trend, I firmly believe that schools are of great importance (wrong usage.) to promoting students learning a new language because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general. (You still did not say how much you agreed or disagreed with the statement.)

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I firmly believe that schools are of great importance (wrong usage.) to promoting students learning a new language because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general.

Khanhchi1508I firmly believe that schools are of great importance (wrong usage.) to promoting students learning a new language because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general.

You need the dummy-it construction: But then the rest of the sentence needs to be modified.

  • It is of great importance...
  • It is of great value...
I firmly believe that it is of great importance for schools to feature foreign language lessons in the curriculum  because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general.

It is better not to use dummy-it clauses

I firmly believe that schools should require all students to learn a language other than their mother tongue because of the tremendous benefits it brings to children in general.

If you insist on "schools are of great importance," then here is an option:


Schools are of great importance in preparing our country to compete in a global economy. That is why I firmly believe that they must teach all students to be fluent in at least one foreign language.

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