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I Believe People Should Learn English When They Come to the Us

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    Not Just English And The U.s.

    I think anyone planning on moving to a foreign country should take the time to learn the native language. You can't expect an entire country to cater to >your< needs.  I moved to Japan.  Now sure when I first got here I couldn't really speak Japanese, but I was enrolled in...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 14, 2012

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    Or Navajo

    LOL Like us English did when we got there all those years ago. We should all be speaking Navajo or whatever Native Language was around.   Only Joking. Just this page sounded fairly intolerant. Many of the Current US Citizens only Spoke Polish, german or their...
    rgreener rgreener 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Please...

    If I moved to France, and tried to get employed at a Café there, I would be required to know French.  At least basic restaurant communication, like the menu items and things like, Vous Desirez?  So, why in the world should someone be able to become employed...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Hello everyone ^_^ I want to improve my English

    please. anybody can help me and practice it with me? I will appreciate it very much. thanks :-)
    hitokind hitokind 22-25, M Feb 14

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    So Sick

    I am so sick of being required to speak spanish in order to get a job. I am so sick of having to press 2 for my message in english. I am so sick of having people cvalling my house phone, speaking spanish. Hello, this is america, the 1st speaking language is english, so I believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6, 2009

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    It Is Ridiculous

    Why should I be required to speak Spanish to get a job here?  I do not understand at all.  English is my husbands second language his first is Serbian and he can not stand it either.  He has a job and has to speak English every day why shouldn't they.  I am no way racist, in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2011

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    I'm All For Multiculturalism

    I love to learn about other cultures and think that people should hold on to many things that make them belong to their cultures.  I think that if someone speaks other languages, that is great! I also think that English should be the national language of the United States...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 3 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Y'know What Cracks Me Up About This Experience Group?

    I agree with the premise totally, but the title says "Us." Not "US" or "U.S." even. Cringe worthy. If you're gonna publicly criticize something, be careful of how you do it!
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery 26-30, M Aug 29, 2013

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    In That It's Practical, Yes...

    But on a moral level setting that as a requirement is a little silly. Consider, if you will, the languages that were spoken here by the natives. Who here knows a word of them?
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-17, M Jul 8, 2008

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    Story

    of course those moving here should learn english!  if i moved to france i would learn french, if i moved to mexico, i would learn spanish!  DON'T GET ME WRONG though!  i have NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER with people speaking languages besides english...
    de6789 de6789 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    If you are native speaker or just know english as good as native speaker,can you please read my essay and write or opinion. Please, assess it not in terms of my thoughts but in...
    Captain777 Captain777 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    True thing, some people come & teach you few things & some people come into your life to learn something from you :)
    TherRock90 TherRock90 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I've been hurt a lot over the past few years so I've kind of closed myself off, But at the same time I've learned to read people according to their actions and I have to say that I...
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    some stay, and some leave as quickly as they came into it. I have been here just a very short time. most all here seem pretty real. we all know if we have been here it's also a...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M Mar 21

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    People are like seasons come and stay awhile then they're gone , as for what the reason is im unsure so far I only feel them adding fuel to the fire
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    I was lost in a fog of self-doubt and utter confusion about how, and if, life would continue for me. The way and the speed in which my marriage shattered left all around us rattled...
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    You will realise who is there for you when you are at your worst
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    Although I do not know the people on this website, I feel like some people that answer to some of my questions have commented with a purpose, to impact my life with positivity, for...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I dont know What is life, i just know that i am here and i have consciousness. I thank for this creator universe that gave me the gift of existence and reality. I will live my...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    if only people that entered or exited your life had a "hi, my name is so and so and my purpose in your life was/is...." less guessing...
    JanuaryDaisy JanuaryDaisy 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel drawn to a man, I believe he's married though. It's terrible... I feel like a magnet.
    lmjw1990 lmjw1990 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Okay so like 2 years ago I asked ways to get a chihuahua to stop barking on Yahoo Answers.. My mom had picked up two strays that were ABANDONED on the SIDE OF THE ROAD. Someone...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    To get close to someone, they must have thing in common with me, share similar goals and ideas, and set off a good aura. Uk, just that right kinda vibe
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    They don't even realise it.
    SADNG SADNG 18-21 Apr 7

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    I believe some people can suck rather tremendously, and that's really sad.
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, but right now I only seem to be able to make emotional space for people younger, more vulnerable, less worldly-wise than me. Though I...
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    When I was 18 weeks old I was diagnosed with nf1 ot started with the spots then the growths came. Now I'm 16 I cant stand being touched because of the amount of pain it brings me...
    magzeem00 magzeem00 16-17 Apr 5

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    So ya the title of this post says it all. Umm the reasons for are because I have been hurt and betrayed by lots of people in my life. Because of these things I don't just let...
    LittleMissCanada LittleMissCanada 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    This is generally the reason I do not let anyone within arm's distance to me, in regards to who I am on the inside. My facade is made up of walls. No outward projection of who I...
    AScarletDream AScarletDream 22-25, T Apr 8

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    When you have spent most of your life keeping people at a distance because it is easier to let them go...it is hard to know what to do when the one person you thought you would...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    do you? don't you? for the good of everyone. or do you wait it out and see if it all comes crashing down....
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I once had a boyfriend that I dated for 2 years. We broke up for certain reasons. But he wanted to be friends. So we started talking as friends a few months later and then he...
    Dontcare10111 Dontcare10111 18-21, F Apr 4

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    so I finally tell my best friend how I feel in an effort to let her in and what does she do... not give a single ****. she can tweet her new friends all day but not respond to a...
    AutumnCarielle AutumnCarielle 22-25, F Apr 6

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    i agree. mental illness is hard to deal with. i have more than one illness. it can ruin lives. its so unfair. normal people judge so easily and dont understand.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    those people should get special credit.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Lately I've just felt like dying I don't want to take my life but I wish I would fall asleep and never wake up so going through this people around and what's going on around me...
    Dalia4ever Dalia4ever 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    It's always the people close to me. like my family. All the stuff I hear about 'family being all you have at the end of the day' may be true to a certain extent but to me it's a...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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