Learning A Second Language

Learning A Second Language

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There are three major languages spoken in North America. You probably could have guessed that these are English, Spanish, and French; after all, the Spaniards explored much of North America and Spanish is the most commonly shared language in Latin and South America.  French, of course, is common in Canada thanks to its history of French settlers; and English is common to the United States because of its history with Britain.  

Obviously, the most common Robotel language in the United States is English but that does not mean that English is the official language of the United States.  As a matter of fact, the United States is only one of a few countries which does not have an official language.  Now, that might seem strange, of course, since the United States is a World superpower, and it is.  You see, nearly 180 countries around the globe have one official language and there are only about sixty which do not.  The United States, of course, is one of those 5 dozen.  

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At the same time, more than 100 countries around the world actually have more than one official language.  We mention Canada:  this country has two official languages. Of course, these are French and English.

Is An Official Language Important?

In brief: No, it is not necessarily important to have an official language.  The importance of an official language actually depends on the country.  If your country carries out extensive political proceedings, it might be more important to have an official language than if your country is quite small and does not bother with too much politics. The need for an official language, then, greatly depends on how easily and efficiently the leaders of that country need to communicate.

Is Learning A Second Language Important?

Answering this question is a bit tricky because technology has rendered this need nearly unnecessary. Still, it can be fun to learn a second language. If you live in Canada, it could make quite a lot of sense to learn both French and English. In many European countries, people are multilingual because these countries are so close together that everyone encounters multiple language on almost a daily basis.

If you work in an internationally exposed business, though, you might find it is best to learn at least a little of the languages you will encounter the most.  At the same time, there are many auxiliary benefits to brain health, perceptivity, and grammar that come with learning a new language, too.

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