Hey! Ever since I have been living in the Dominican Republic, I often think about how I SO wish that I was fluent in spanish from a young age. Many people I meet here speak 2 languages, and I think it's awesome! I wanted to share my thoughts on the lack of language classes that I experienced growing up in the United States, and WHY I think most American's are not bilingual. This is not meant to judge anyone for NOT speaking more than one language, just my observations and some statistics about this issue. I can't believe that only 1% of people in the states are proficient in a language that they learned in a classroom setting...what?!!
I know that lots of Americans do in fact speak more than one language, so I am not trying to say that no one can, etc. I discuss some statistics I found while researching this video, and wanted to share them with you. I think it is so interesting that people in Europe, Asia, etc, are often required to learn (fluently) another language, but it does not seem to be as vital in the United States, maybe Canada as well? I would love to hear what you think and what your experience was like growing up-were you exposed to more than one language? Do you think it is helpful to speak 3 (or more) languages? I also hate to see videos like the clips i included where people are discouraging, and being super racist in the process, when encountering people speaking different languages in the U.S.
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