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Old 03-20-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Are there a lot of bilingual and English speaking people in Cuba?

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Are there a lot of bilingual and English speaking people in Cuba?
In tourist resorts many of the staff speak Spanish, English, French or even other European languages. Outside of the resorts it is mostly Spanish only.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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due to Immigration, many people in Latin America speak English. I have met many people in Guatemala and Honduras that speak English very well. Also, English is now taught in many schools in Latin America, just like Spanish is taught in many schools in the U.S.A.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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Aside from Belize and Guyana, the carribean coastline of Central America (ie Livingston in Guatemala, Roatan in Honduras, Colon in Panama, etc) have a sizable english speaking community as well mostly because of tourism and the fact that those areas were originaly settled by people from the english speaking caribbean islands such as Jamaica.

Also you have a fair amount of highly educated people who are bilingual in both English and Spanish (or at least fluent in some capacity) throughout Latin America.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:49 AM
 
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Are there a lot of bilingual and English speaking people in Cuba?

A lot of people speak good English. I'd say their English language skills are vastly superior than those existing in countries like Spain, France or Italy. Of course, not in deep Cuba.

There are also many people that speak Russian, German, etc.

During decades, English was the "language of the enemy" and was not taught at any official center and Russian was promoted...I guess that the effect of such measure was counterproducing, hundred of illegal "English academies" sprang up everywhere. Anybody with any of those strange college degrees they have in Cuba (a lot of people) will get by in English.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Aside from Belize and Guyana, the carribean coastline of Central America (ie Livingston in Guatemala, Roatan in Honduras, Colon in Panama, etc) have a sizable english speaking community as well mostly because of tourism and the fact that those areas were originaly settled by people from the english speaking caribbean islands such as Jamaica.

Also you have a fair amount of highly educated people who are bilingual in both English and Spanish (or at least fluent in some capacity) throughout Latin America.
Puerto Barrios, in Guatemala, is also an English speaking enclave as well. As well as Puero Cabezas, Bluefields and Corn Islands of Nicaragua. Add the whole state of Limon, in Costa Rica. The islands of San Andres and Providencia also have a lot of English speakers as well.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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English is spoken all throughout the Central American Caribbean coastline so I am referring to Limon, Costa Rica; Bluefields, Nicaragua; and Colon, Panama. English is also spoken in San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina islands of Colombia.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Are there a lot of bilingual and English speaking people in Cuba?
Believe me, if they speak English and you look like a tourist, they will be more than pleased to use very good English to try to get you to part with a few CUCs. I can't speak to a percentage, but you don't have to go very far in Cuba to find someone who speaks English. Thing is, you probably don't want to talk to that person.

Being Cuba, there's some multilingual, highly-educated people there. A tour guide I had spoke English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Mandarin... his English was very strong, but his French was impeccable.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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it shouldnt be spoken in any of them.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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panama, mexico, central america carribean coast, san andres colombia, argentina and brazil will have the most english speakers.
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