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pdog
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Languages

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Started: 11/19/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Brutus

Con

Students in Britain should be taught languages in schools.
pdog

Pro

kids should not be taught languages in schools but I will let my opponent start with his argument.
Debate Round No. 1
Brutus

Con

Students should be taught languages in schools for a several reasons which i shall put forth:
1: It offers them great career choices. By learning a language you open yourself up to a wide range of opportunities. Studying abroad, working in a different country, travelling to or even living in a foreign country becomes an available option. What's more, when you are looking at employment prospects, a second or even third language almost doubles your chances of university spots as well as job offers. Students might not be willing to learn a language outside of school, or may simply not have time, so by ensuring that they are fulfilling their potential in education we can stand back and watch as they make their lives better for themselves.
2: It is an enjoyable experience. Language learning gives students a world of exciting things. Some might say it is boring but, many believe that languages can be a very enjoyable experience.
3: Language divides us. By creating languages to keep ourselves apart from foreigners we have developed a very xenophobic attittude. If we can break down the barriers of language the world would be a much nicer place.
I have given you 3 reasons why language is important. i now hand over to my opponent.
pdog

Pro

pdog forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Brutus

Con

Brutus forfeited this round.
pdog

Pro

pdog forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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