ANSWERS: 11
  • For it. Then when they learned English they can go to English classes.
  • for it you get more money when your older so heck keep it :)
  • I'm for it. Because I've found that if you learn another language then you can understand your primary or first one better. You understand it more and it makes it easier to understand the smaller details.
  • For it. We're going to need it when the official national language is spanish and caucasion is a minority.
  • For it. Until this year, my schooling always included learning another language. It has helped me understand the English language even more than I did. It motivated me to learn why we structure our language the way we do, and where our words come from. Exciting stuff. I'd like other kids to have the same chance as I did.
  • I'm definitely for it. In the absence of a universal language (esperanto anyone?), one should know enough languages that one can communicate with the majority of the peoples on our planet. So my question back is... Why stop at two? Hope this helps.
  • For it! I was brought up being taught three languages and it didn't stop there. Never regretted it and it comes in very useful indeed, not only on my travels.
  • Against it. It makes education more difficult because all the textbooks are in English. So it puts a child who speaks another language at a disadvantage. Nothing against learning other languages or a "native" language as another subject but the main medium of instruction should be an "international" language. We are living in a global village now and there needs to be a "lingua franca". There is a lingua franca - English - so I think we should go with that.
  • Only if the kid gets to choose what language they get to take. I don't like thaat act they only offer 3 languages at most schools, spanish french and usually latin or german. I think they should offer chinese and japanese as well, given that these 2 languages would be an extreme help in the buisness world.
  • I grew up in Europe attending international schools. My high school in France taught all subjects other than your own native language and your own nation's history in French. I took the linguistics path and studied 4-5 languages at any given time. Any given day my friends and I functioned in French, English, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, with occasional interjections in Swedish, Danish, and Russian. Since that time I've formally studied Korean and have started to dabble in Japanese. I'm definitely for multilingual education. If we want to continue to be relevant and competitive on the international scene our people need to be culturally aware and linguistically viable in the global market. We need to shed the American stereotype of a nation of monoglots.
  • i dont see anything wrong with it, im bilingual myself

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