I right now know 3 languages and I'm a high school student. I have a hard time saying the words but I at least know what other people are telling me in different languages and trust me its beneficial. Learn a language that is #2 in your area and maybe make some new friends that knows that language.
Although I am doing a debate speech against it. I could understand why it would be looked down upon due to the fact that it could possibly take away "American Pride". But from day one the USA has always been a diverse place with a blend and love of all races. The American way should be known as a flexible way and blend of all races and that was America is. Keep America English but still keep an open mind to all cultures because that's what America essentially is. English, Spanish, Italian, French, African, Chinese etc...
When Americans travel, and we all travel, we like to go in Other country's that's not our own, so then when we get there, without learning the language, we just look like a bunch off blabbering fools. People would look at us and then the trip is wasted on nothing.
Its important for stufent to learn another language, reason why? Simply because well when they grow up maybe their dream job requires to learn another launguage. Second of all here in the united states there is alot of people living here that speak or are from a different country.. So we all have to be able to atleast communicate with them incase if they need help or something :)
I think that kids should be required to learn a foreign language because of the diverse world we live in, the education that kids are required to know and because of the career opportunities that you can get if you can speak a foreign language. There are way more reasons why I think that kids should be required to learn a foreign language. 😃
There are many reasons a students should learn another language. First, it will help them learn about different cultures. Also if they visit lets say Spain, they will know how to speak Spanish and talk to the people there. Lastly, a second language would be for a job where anything foreign is included, for example shipping from other countries
We are living in a time where the world has global issues and a globalized economy. Problems like Global Warming need to be solved on a global scale and learning a language helps you understand other peoples cultures and viewpoints. Also many businesses have factories and offices around the globe and your boss might speak Spanish or Chinese. Employers typically people hire others that are like them and students who take a foreign language may get promoted faster.
Students should take a foreign language because they can have more education.Also you can do things that other students cant ,for a example you can watch a movie in Spanish or play a video game in Spanish. Then you can make new friends.That is why i say yes thank you
When you learn a second language, French for example, you have more things to talk about, and you can learn new things from other people in other cultures. If you move to France, it would be kind of hard to learn full French in a month. SO EVERYONE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE.
First, if your work involves regular contact with speakers of foreign language when you grow up, you must being able to talk to hem in their own language will help you to communicate with them. Second, Knowledge of foreign languages may also increase your chances of finding a new job, getting a promotion or a transfer overseas or of going on foreign business trips.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Americans learning a second language increases their income by 2%, not worth it to be required when the average person spends 1/12 of their schooling studying a foreign language. In other countries learning English increases income by 30%. That is worth it. Otherwise it is a big waste of time.
Foreign languages shouldn't have to be mandatory, If the student is forced to take the class they will most likely be less involved in the complexity of the foreign tongue. Most kids don't even plan on even leaving out of their country.If the student wants to learn they should have the choice to take foreign language classes on their own time. Plus, Most of the students would complain and not have as much fun as other electives such as : Gym, Biology, art , etc.
The problem is in the way the languages are being taught to the students. Many students are simply not learning and merely getting by on the tests. Not enough students retain the information – the classes simply aren't effective. If they want to require a language then colleges need to figure out a better way to teach them. Otherwise just remove the whole program. It's a waste of time for teachers and students are simply doing it for credit and will never continue the learning of a foreign language.
While learning a language can have a lot of benefits and be very useful for people pursuing a career involving that language, it simply wastes the time of other people that are not interested in learning a new language. As a student, I can say that I absolutely hate taking Spanish - I don't pick up on it fast, it doesn't interest me, and it takes up valuable time that I could be taking other classes or doing other work. What makes it worse is that I don't have to waste my time for 1 year, but for 3. This is why I think that students should be required to take 1 year of a language to determine if they're interested in it or not, but if they aren't they shouldn't be forced to take 2 more years of it.
If students like me want to do art or music or tech or something but have GROW or something like that, they can't take the class. I have been in middle school for 2 years AND i haven't had either of those since elementary school. Plus, some people plan on staying in their country!