ABSTRACT It is generally accepted by foreign language educators that the most favorable time to begin the study of foreign languages is during early childhood. The problem of including languages in the elementary curriculum has centered around the lack of funds to provide trained personnel in the elementary schools. The use of second-year students to teach elementary students in the High School Foreign Languages Tutoring Program has accomplished the goal of acquainting elementary students with French, Spanish, or German. The program, begun in 1975 in Memphis City Schools, was expanded during the 1977–78 school year to involve eighty high school students and approximately fifteen hundred elementary students.