Press 1 For English, 2 For Spanish
It seems every time I dial an 800 number, the first response from the automated voice asks if I want their menu in English or Spanish. It is such a frequent request that I press 1 before the ... rocky relationship between French Quebec and the rest of ...
Is the "English Only" Bill Racist?
Canada passed a measure a few years ago making French ... in Spanish as well as English provides one with quite a bit of job opportunities these days. In Oklahoma there is a large population of Hispanic and Latino individuals and families. During the ...
What’s the secret to learning a second language?
“I was forgetting more than I was learning,” he said. “With every chapter in the textbook came ... of language study in seven or eight weeks during summer immersion programs. The languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
Opinion: Embracing the language of versatility
There are reasons for the success of English, success being measured in terms of total number of native and non-native speakers and the language’s global reach. Does that success make English “better” than French (or German or Spanish or Italian or ...
English youths 'Europe’s worst at languages’: Just 9% of pupils have basic mastery of French compared with 42% elsewhere
... research showing that English 15-year-olds came bottom of a table of 14 countries for competence in the main language taught in schools. Just 9 per cent of English pupils had a basic mastery of French – the most commonly-taught language – while ...