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

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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

    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
    Aug 6, 2009


    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2008


    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
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    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
    Sep 23, 2011

    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
    26-30, M
    Feb 14, 2015

    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

    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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