In my opion I think students should take a forgein language because you can get an understanding of different people and their cultures.
You should also take a language for admission to universities as most colleges and universities require a language study for admission and require study of a foreign language for graduation. The most common languages that is studied in secondary schools is French, German and Spainish.
There is also benefits that come from taking a foreign language such as better employment potential, increased native language ability, sharper cognitive and life skills and an appreciation of international literature, music and film.
You can gain communication across the world as you will have the ability to talk in a different language other than english and in Irelands case Irish. Being able to communicate across the world can broaden career opions for you and will make trips to countries like Spain much easier.
L.W (5th year)