- Aug 6, 2006
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thoughts on this qoute?My point is that if they live in a community that is strictly there native tounge then what is the point. I'm not saying that someone who speaks some ancient dialect that no one knows shouldn't learn english of course they should. But like my example before in the other thread. Quebec a strictly french province where alot of them only speak french. They have there own hospitals, there own goverment buildings taht all use the french language. French schools and also the option for these students to go to English schools, if they so choose. They have no reason to speak english cause all there daily lives are spent using french. Why would they go thru the stress of learning a language that is described as one of the hardest to learn, this is a known fact. So if a person who will rarely use english what is the point of making them learn. Does someone in a striclty mexican town in southern texas affect the way you are living in Jersey? No it dosn't. If the person is content doing there job, living there life the way it is, then who are we to enforce that they speak english. You mentioned before about Voting, parking, drivers test. Signs are fairly universal, that was the point of them, so that people who can't read the sign understand what it means. You put up a stop sign up in Arabic, people are still going to know what it means. How hard is it to change the computer voting screen to spanish, matter of fact, all I have to do is go to control panel and language settings and boom, Its a spanish computer. How hard is it to make the drivers test spanish or any other government form. If there is no nessisty for them to learn english then who are we to oppose that on them. what difference does it make to you, if Juan is only speaking spanish, it in no way shape or form affects your life.