Learning the Second Language

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In the American high school, it requires everyone to learn a second language beside English. I remembered that it requires taking one class of second language in college, too. Although English is still the most powerful and common business language in the world, I think there is a tendency to be able to speak two different languages.

The resource shows that the rank of the most popular spoken language in the world, which English is on the 3rd place after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. The data shows that there are about 882 million people speak Mandarin Chinese, 325 million people speak Spanish, and about 380 million people speak English.

Shouldn’t we learn the second language since English is not the most spoken language in the world? I know a lot of English native speaker are proud of being who they are since they still think English is the most powerful language. Don’t you see Chinese people are coming strong and most of stuff you use is made in China? Don’t you need to deal some customers who speak only Spanish and have no idea what you are talking about although you are talking in English in the U.S. Can’t you see this world is becoming a basket, which we all mix together?

I am not saying that you have to choose either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, but all I am saying is that if you have the ability speaking two languages; it will be a huge plus for your career and life. We all know how much benefit we will get if we speak at least two languages, but it is not easy to have the interest continue learning it. Let’s get the motivation to learn our second language:

Want to be better than others? Speak two language definitely helps!

I think this statement is strong enough to motivate all of us already, isn’t it?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yathi Yatheepan
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 00:27:42

    Good post. I am proud that I can speak 3 language and can understand 4th language but not good enough to speak. That is not a wonder since I lived in different places where people speak different languages. Unfortunately they are not Chinese or Spanish.


  2. Jenny Tsai
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 12:57:32

    Thank you Yathi. You are amazing that you can speak lots languages. Keep up! 🙂 I believe those language you speak will pay off one day.


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