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Thread: No Habla Español.........
11-19-2010, 08:27 PM #21
11-19-2010, 08:34 PM #22
soy un profesor de ESL...Oigo espanol todos los dias y muchas veces yo escribo mejor, en espanol, de mis estudiantes. Tambien tengo u vocabulario mas grande que ellos porque ellos llegaron aqui cunado estaban muy joven..jajajaja...
Honestly I like Spanish and understand I its importance... I wouldn't have a job without it. I wish my students would see the advantages they would have if they mastered english, but I still learn spanish and English vocab every day...hahahaha
11-19-2010, 09:03 PM #23
Is there a law designating English as the national language? No. But there are laws requiring that teachers, who are employees of the government, teach English to a mastery level and those students are subsequently tested every year with standardized test that are mandated by the government to see if they are mastering the language.
Government employees required to teach a language, students tested on their mastery of that language and the government employees facing reprimand and possibly even dismissal if they do not do a good enough job teaching the language...that is about as close to the government designating a national language as you can get without creating a law.
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11-20-2010, 03:23 PM #24
07-06-2011, 12:40 AM #25
I'm nearly fluent in Spanish and whenever I am working with somebody who is Hispanic, I always speak English to them first. However, if he or she is having trouble understanding me, I will repeat myself in Spanish and it usually works out. By the way, I am very much Caucasian. I wouldn't mind at least dabbling in another language if I actually had the time to properly learn it though.Collecting Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Braves, New York Rangers, former Virginia Tech Hokies, and Jerry Rice.
07-06-2011, 12:50 AM #26
When Americans go to a foreign country and make no attempt to learn the language of that country, we are called rude, ignorant Americans.
When others come to America and do the same, we are called rude, ignorant, culturally insensitive Americans.
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07-06-2011, 12:54 AM #27
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07-06-2011, 02:48 AM #29
my only issue is how what percentage of people need to speak a language before business' should have to cater to that language? What I mean is, I speak a little greek, but I would never get offended if a business didn't have someone on hand who could speak to me. That to me is the only issue with not having a national language. It opens the door to a lot of things.
And for the record, I do speak spanish as well (living in texas you pretty much need to)bucket:Hidden Content
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07-06-2011, 10:58 AM #30
If you're so worried about them learning another language, how about you do the same and learn their native one?Andrew Bailey: 195/240 not including 1/1's (81.3%); 209/436 cards including 1/1's(47.9%)