English is the predominant language in about 70 countries. But if you think it should be the universal language, then why do we need to translate our public documents into so many foreign languages here in the U.S?
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Thanks for the facts about Mandarin and Spanish being more widely spoken than English, although I agree that for business itʻs probably English more commonly used.
I have been researching Teaching recently Hawaiian Scribe. These came up while I was discovering what a teach in the U.S. pretty much must have awareness of in that field today. Languages popped up with reading and writing skills taught and etc.
Thanks for your comment. I learned from "tsmogʻs" comment that Mandarin and Spanish are more commonly spoken languages in the world, with English coming in 3rd. Interesting...
Yes, coming from Hawaiʻi where ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (the native Hawaiian language) was made illegal to be taught in public schools from 1893 until 1983, I know how a language dies out. We are now regrowing the language but itʻs been all uphill.
Hawaiian Scribe: I hope the native language springs back to life. I've never been to any other countries, but I think it's very cool to hear the various languages.
I agree, being bilingual is very important in todayʻs world.
Growing up with English, I didnʻt understand how difficult a language it really is until I tutored ESL and then I saw the silent letters, different pronunciations for same spellings. It is really hard to teach non-English speakers & to learn it.