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Old 11-07-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Hopefully Americans will learn Spanish now without seeing it as a threat to their national identity. Being bilingual is a definite advantage in the job market. Now jobs are so hard to find, it is important.

The future of the US is going to see it integrated with and a part of Latin America
Uh; Spanish is NOT the language of money, it's English. LatAm is a mess from 1 end to the other; more like we'll take Mexico and force out Spanish for English.

PR: cut them loose; we don't need it IMHO.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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Uh; Spanish is NOT the language of money, it's English. LatAm is a mess from 1 end to the other; more like we'll take Mexico and force out Spanish for English.

PR: cut them loose; we don't need it IMHO.

International languages come and go; the first was Spanish (yes, North America spoke Spanish before English), then it was and is English (although its days are numbered). It will likely be Chinese in the future.

At any rate, being bilingual is a definite advantage when applying for work. Try telling a prospective employer "I don't need to be bilingual/I speak ENGLISH, the language of Money" (FYI money speaks all languages)
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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International languages come and go; the first was Spanish (yes, North America spoke Spanish before English), then it was and is English (although its days are numbered). It will likely be Chinese in the future.

At any rate, being bilingual is a definite advantage when applying for work. Try telling a prospective employer "I don't need to be bilingual/I speak ENGLISH, the language of Money" (FYI money speaks all languages)
Chinese I don't think so because they make few kids in 2012. English WILL be the dom language for probably another 50 to 100 years. Spanish don't mean much except in LatAm and Spain. I'd make MORE sense for ALL Hispanics to learn English IMHO.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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International languages come and go; the first was Spanish (yes, North America spoke Spanish before English), then it was and is English (although its days are numbered). It will likely be Chinese in the future.

At any rate, being bilingual is a definite advantage when applying for work. Try telling a prospective employer "I don't need to be bilingual/I speak ENGLISH, the language of Money" (FYI money speaks all languages)
Multinational companies that have global teams all speak and write English.
Ever attend a global meeting where the Americans use slang and the entire meeting stops because only the Americans understand what they just said ?

I have and it's funny as all h*ll trying to explain slang.

The language of global business is currently English. I have never attended a meeting where it wasn't in English, even when it was with the Chinese team phoning in.
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