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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have other subjects that you are struggling on instead of learning languages you can work really hard on that subject .That is probaly why most students don't get A* in maths, english and science so maybe they should at least have a choice of the subject in the categorie