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Should everybody in the world be forced to learn English?

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Started: 3/23/2015 Category: Education
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english_pws

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You can't force others to learn a language they don't want to learn. Plus, for some people it's really difficult if they're not good at learning new languages.
Normerican

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Yes, but it's not like it's a slave camp. It's no different then an English native learning another language. The reason it's required in foreign countries is because the U.K., Canada, and the United States of America are highly populated and extremely social when it comes to foreign affairs. Whether it be tourism, or other such things.

In other countries that aren't of native tongue, language is something that is taught from early on and they are use to it so by the time they get older it is hardly foreign to them. In Latin-American countries the common secondary language is English, with some exceptions.

It's not like if they don't learn English they are executed, it's simply a required academic. Such as if there was an all English school in a foreign country, they would be required to be bilingual.

Aside from that, there are several benefits from Bilingualism. For foreign patients who need urgent care, for sales people to make a deal with someone who speaks a foreign language. A lot of the large foreign cities and countries like Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing China, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Madrid and several others that rely on tourism for economy(Well maybe not Saudi), when you have a lot of foreigners coming in it would be very useful to learn English.

Unfortunately, in the United States this does not work both ways, most people who run tourism are hardly bilingual and therefore is another reason foreigners who tour the US & Canada to learn English before they go.

To be honest, if they've been teaching bilingualism for centuries, then as an academic requirement then I think it's perfectly normal to require it.

However, the population is growing and growing and why resist the inevitable. There will be foreigners who come and go from English speaking countries, and of the like, so why not learn English. Although English can be difficult, it could be the most likely language people will turn to if we ever need a language we can all speak.
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