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Poll on languages

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by AlopexAngel, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. AlopexAngel

    AlopexAngel Chat Buddy

    I was hoping a few of you could help me out with a school project by answering a few questions.

    1. What country do you live in?
    2. DO have any experience with any languages other than english?
    3. DO you think learning another language is important/necessary/beneficial?

    Thank you to those who are willing to help.
  2. missykate

    missykate Well-Known Member

    I live in Canada. I have experience with French and German. I do think learning another language is beneficial. It opens up communication and opportunities.
  3. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi angeliris,

    !: Northern Ireland
    2: French
    3: Beneficial

    Good luck with the project....
  4. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    1. Australia
    2. Chinese and Japanese
    3. Beneficial

    Also wishing you good luck with the project
  5. I live in the UK.
    I learnt French and Spanish at secondary school and then went on further with my Spanish.
    I do think learning another language, at any level, is vital for good all-round education as it gives you an insight into the fact that not everyone is like you.
  6. roo-ee

    roo-ee Guest

    Viet, Jap, French, Italian, Tamil, German
    Beneficial but it gets boring after a while :p
  7. Cadie

    Cadie Well-Known Member

    1. finland
    2. finnish, swedish, french
    3. necessary

  8. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    1. UK
    2. Welsh is my second language, although not totally fluent.
    3. Beneficial
  9. 1) UK
    2) French German Russian
    3) useful - opens up opportunities
  10. Rogue1

    Rogue1 Active Member

    1) UK
    2) french, german, russian, swedish
    3) no because everyone in my experience (despite having lived abroad in russia and germany) can speak english or have a significant understanding of it so as a communication tool, learning langs is pointless though from an understanding point of view (i mean from a cultural point of view), sometimes the way the language is constructed can give an insight into the mentality of the people.
  11. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    not really
    well where I live 75% of the population is spanish and doesn't speak english so now it's hard to find jobs without being bilingual.
  12. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Ohio USA

    took three yrs German in high school, five yrs French. Can't speak either one but can read a little.

    Yes, should be required. US is a country that doesn't value diversity, not really, and certainly not when it means accepting another culture/country/religion as important and valid as our own.

  13. Spikey

    Spikey Senior Member

    1. England
    2. Yes, german, russian, spanish, greek, french, dutch.
    3. It's benifical.

    Liz x
  14. TheBLA

    TheBLA The biggest loser ever to live.

    I live in the U.S but was born in India. I used to know my native tongue Hindu but basically forgot all of it when I came to Canada and learned English. Now I can only understand a handful of Hindi and cannot speak nor write the language. :sad:
  15. ConfusedSilence

    ConfusedSilence Well-Known Member

    French, Mandarin
    I think it makes me feel like less of a hick.
  16. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    lemm try this.

    1. What country do you live in?

    2. DO have any experience with any languages other than english?

    yep, french and spanish...
    3. DO you think learning another language is important/necessary/beneficial?

    absolutely essential
  17. The Scream

    The Scream Well-Known Member

    1. netherlands
    2. french, german, dutch, english, turkish and a few words in arabic
    3. important
  18. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I learned German in high school.
    I think it's important and beneficial, not essential unless you are moving to another country.
  19. ExtraSoap

    ExtraSoap Well-Known Member

    1) Live in the US
    2) Learning Russian on my own and taking Spanish in school
    3) Not necessary, but I think it opens up new ways of understanding a culture
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