November 11, 2011
Unit 15 Paper
We as American students should learn a second language. The students would have a better chance of getting into a good school. The student should take up on another language if it is mandatory. Therefore, learning a second language could help students in future careers, students would get paid more if they know a second language, and students would be encouraged to learn more about the culture of that language.
Students should learn another language because it could help in their future careers. In learning a second language students are set with tools and common sense to exceed in future careers (Rao, 2011). Students will benefit from using a second language in any type of career they choose. They also will be able to communicate that particular language in the work place. Also students will be able to use the language in everyday life.
Students would likely get paid more if they know a second language. If students know the language of there choice they most likely be in a better position of getting hired. Students would have a better chance at higher pay if they know two languages. Knowing two languages may get into higher positions at their jobs.
Lastly, students would be encouraged to learn more about the culture of that language. “Students are clearly recognizing the importance of learning other languages as we become a more global society” (Marklein, 2003). Students may have family members that speak a different language. Also they could use that language to their advantage and travel the world for career opportunities. Then students would feel more confident and they’ll know how important it is to learn languages.
In conclusion, students would make better career choices, being able to get promotions if they know a second language, and having that confidence to be able to speak a second language makes learning it a bit easier. I also studied Spanish in my high school years which...
References: Marklein, M. B. (2003, November 5). Students taking strides in foreign languages. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from www.usatoday.com: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2003-11-05-foreign-language-usat_x.htm
Rao, A. (2011, March 17). Learning second language, study abroad helps students get advantage in job market. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from www.kstatecollegian.com: http://www.kstatecollegian.com/opinion/learning-second-language-study-abroad-helps-students-get-advantage-in-job-market-1.2515777#.Trmn8HJ8uSo
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