French and Spanish will be integrated into the Spring 2018 curriculum here at RMS. Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages leads to easier fluency later on in life. Young children are still in the developmental phase where mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation come easily. Learning a second language develops the brain cognitively, as well as establishes an early appreciation for different cultures. At RMS, we teach our students in the hope of creating empathy and curiosity for different cultures, to prepare them for success in a global society.