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Old May 8th, 2006, 08:50 PM  
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Name: Matt
Join Date: May 31, 2005
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Default Re: Should we keep spanish class in school?

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Hindi/Urdu

this is a list of the worlds most important (not popular) languages.
this list includes importance based on number of primary speakers, secondary speakers, numbers and ppopulations of countries that they are used, number of the major fields using the language internationally and the economic power of the countries using the languages, not to mention the socio-literary prestige of the language.

as you can see, after english, french and spanish are the main languages of the world.
hinting they are the two most popular secendary language in the americas.

I think this is a smart decison by the schools to have these two languages, and I think that when choosing a second language you should keep these figures in mind.
If you live in america, I think spanish is the most valuble second languege.
canada would be french.
europe, french, russian, german, portuguese, arabic.
it all depends on what feild you want to work in the future.
also, note that china and india, using the chinese and the hindi/Urdu languages are emerging markets that are going to be playing more important roles in the future.
Japanese you can never go wrong in learning.
they have many jobs overseas that require good hands.
and the pay is usually very similer to western pay.


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