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  • They should learn more than one language.

    The reason I say yes is because if they do take time to learn the language(s) maybe they will take the time to really learn. But I also think that it should be a choice not to be laid down om thwm when they probably already have enough to do.

  • We are global

    As long as Americans want to do business with other English speaking countries and other countries come to the US to do business, we will be fine. If other countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa chose not to do business with the US, how would we be able to convince them. It seems rather narcissistic to expect them to come to us.

  • It will help the student in the long run..

    In my opinion, it should be mandatory for students to learn a second language. Sure some people think it's a waste of time or that it's boring and complex, but it may come in handy in the future. Yes maybe the student will stay in the same country but what if they decide to go on a vacation or look for jobs? Learning a new language will allow a person to communicate and also to understand diversity. This is getting too long, but learning a foreign language does have its pros and cons. Although I still believe it should be a required subject in schools.

  • It will be great for students!

    Learning a new language will help you get more money. You will also feel more connected to the different cultures. Learning a new language is fun! At least for me...But everybody is different. The best language to start at is Spanish that's where all the basic Latin roots are from. Learning a new language is fun as long as you are in for it.

  • Kids improve speaking fluency

    With little kids learning new languages it give thing to think about but took improve vocabulary as it is. Kids learn the value of big and strong words while trying to define the foreign word.
    The knew words give kids speech fluency and knowledge. Kids ,in addition to speech ,will help decipher words easier and faster.

  • Very Much Yes.

    Children should be able to speak different languages for learning advantages and future jobs that relate to foreign languages, they will be happier too going to a different country and being able to communicate to unknown people, which is also a big problem in other countries that people can't communicate to foreigners too. Thank you, Nikki C.

  • Yes yes yes

    Students should learn a foreign languages,because it help them in many different ways in life )) they make better their life,they will have more friends in future than now . Also they have means to travel in different countries . So its my opinion to learn different languages . Bye

  • We should require students to take foreign language classes.

    Think of the large variety of jobs that it will allow students to take in the future. Maybe you go on a vacation and can speak their language fluently and can communicate. Or you could just be that American that can only speak English. You decide to live in a different country and can speak English and that language.

  • Learning a foreign language opens your mind

    Not only you learn grammar rules, you learn about other cultures, you enjoy travelling more, you become more open minded and you are more likely to understand about the world, history, current affairs. Learning languages brings you together to other people. Learning a foreign language will make you smarter as it is a great asset to the cognitive process

  • To be competent

    Students should learn foreign language other than English because to stay competent. Many companies today looking for graduates who be able to speak more than 2 languages. Learning other language makes student highly competent as they have the urge to get down and loosen their tongue. Today, English is not just the only language that starts to take over the world, but others as well. Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese are the example that also starts to win the hearts of others

  • Its up to the person.

    If the student wants to learn another language then they can learn another language. It is up to them if they decide but some people don't even speak their own language or even spell some words at that. So why should you be forced to learn another language if you don't even know half of your language? So their goes your reason why, I mean its stupid

  • Not required in my opinion

    Any foreign language in my opinion isn't required unless you plan on exploring the world or have plans to work at a call area or being a teacher for students who WANT to learn a new language. Not many people want to speak another language I for one don't but yet is forced on students who don't want to learn another language and they don't get a say in it and thus makes it harder for any student who doesn't want to learn a new language as they have to sit am examination on it and focus on something they don't find important or interesting for there present or future life this applies pressure on them and distracts there attention away from other subjects such as maths science and English witch then in turn affects there grade as there attention is focused on foreign languages.

  • It's a complete waste of time.

    People barely know how to speak English, why should they be forced to learn another language? How would you feel if schools made everybody learn about biochemical engineering and said the reason is to expand our thought processes? I don't plan on leaving the United States at all, nor do I plan on doing anything that involves me speaking another language. However if you plan on doing something that helps you if you are bilingual than by all means yes, if not don't do it.

  • It should be optional.

    Kids don't pay attention while learning a second language and they always say they don't understand. One time, my Spanish teacher asked, "Is anyone Savera's friend?" and no one raised their hand except Savera because we all thought she said, "Who is Savera?" This is why language in school should be optional.

  • It Should Not Be Required

    Although learning a foreign language is a huge plus for any individual, it should not be a requirement. Furthermore, not everyone has the desire to learn a foreign language, therefore they should not be forced to do so. Those who do wish to learn another language will benefit from it, but it should be optional.

  • It's the students choice

    I feel that students shouldn't be allowed to take a foreign language class because its the students decision if they want to take it or not. If a person don't want to learn something, they're not going to remember nothing they learned because they're not going to retain the knowledge but if its something they want to learn then of course they're going to want to get a more understanding about it.

  • It should be optional

    I hate being forced to take a language in high school! Especially a language I don't want to learn! At my school it is required that you take a foreign language to graduate. Last year in Spanish I learned nearly nothing and all it did was stress me out and made me hate going to school. Now it's doing that to me again. Instead of taking a foreign language class I would rather take a more interesting elective class instead of wasting my time learning something I could do on my own with Pimsluer or Rosetta Stone.

  • Don't take away our right to choose.

    Some people don't want to learn a diffrent language because they have enough stress as it is. I have a friend that is hispanic and she dosent want to speak three languages but yet it forced to take a language. She chose spanish and aced the class but this class time for her was a complete waste of time and was hard for the other people in the class to learn becayse she knew all the answers. Even though I proply would still take spanish I want to have the option and take away all the goof balls in spanish just because they don't want to be there.

  • Very little use

    Many students who have taken a foreign language class for 2+ years don't even remember it. Even then, a great deal of jobs DON'T require it or even use it. In fact I don't know a single person who got a job because they took a foreign language class. So why be forced to study a language you wont use EVER.

  • It should be optional

    I understand the requirement tries to do good, but there are several problems that can and do arise from forcing it on students. Foreign language should be enjoyed and allow for encouragement to appreciate other cultures. Nothing counters this notion like a university holding your GPA, admissions, etc. at academic gunpoint. I have, sadly, known many students who become frustrated and dejected from scoring low in these course and suffering from lowered GPA especially when they feel the language will not assist them. Likewise, I have heard many complaints that the struggle isn't worth it as many students either don't retain or flat out know enough of the foreign language to be truly proficient. Some will disagree based on their personal experience, but I find it a bit self centered to say what's good or right for one is good for all. This concept often forms the crux of many social problems. Even if you firmly believe not learning a foreign language will negatively affect someone, you may be doing a bigger disservice by taking away their right to choose, or worse, place someone in a situation where they fear or form anymosity to the foreign language.


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Anonymous says2013-02-27T17:11:49.397
I think that high schoolers should at least take two years of foreign language; besides colleges are looking for people who know more than one language; i think it helps your brain grow!
Anonymous says2013-04-05T18:45:34.753
Kids need to have a good future and more people these days in 2013 are accepting people with double languages be some just know English or they only know Spanish I am not age nested them but in my opinion should learn and I know I want people to have jobs like me I Mexican and white and I got a perfect colleague for me and I will one day teach my kids the languages I know and I am starting to learn French and that will help me in my future .Thats my opinion Amy S.G
Anonymous says2013-05-22T01:04:23.247
Learning a second language earlier in your school life could help you in the future, it also broadens your personal outlook on the specific culture or language. It also has been proven that 'bilingual' people's (people who speak another language other than enlgish) brain capacity is higher than that of a single language learner. Because I personally study Japanese currently.
IcedViolets says2014-04-23T21:53:29.780
We should be teaching our children a foreign language from birth. Language is formed at an early age, therefore, making it easiest to learn as early as possible. Why not encourage diversity and learning? This is only going to help our children with their career development as well as acceptance of others. A close-minded society gets us nowhere. Why not encourage growth?!