Sunday, May 25, 2008

In a globalizing world why are foreign languages not stressed?

In a globalizing world, we have to be able to communicate better with people in other countries. I have seen that Europeans since the Second World War have improved to the extent that many younger people have the ability to talk to millions of their peers. Yet in the US we talk and write much about doing business with China, India, Russia, and Brazil even though very few young Americans can speak their languages. It is difficult to to persuade so many to work hard at learning a language, but we have to do it. First, we must start by believing that it is important though.

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