Sie konnen Englisch sprechen

If someone wishes to immigrate to the US, they must learn English.

If they can also speak a second language, i.e., German, that is all to the good.

I wouldn’t hire anyone who couldn’t speak passable English.

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2 Responses to “Sie konnen Englisch sprechen”

  1. Trevor Hilton Says:

    My wife speaks 3 different Chinese dialects, Malay, and English. That’s great.
    I once worked with a man who felt there was nothing wrong with the USA being an officially bilingual country. I asked him, how could he and I be speaking right now? How could the boss tell him what to do today? How could he order in a resturant? How could he speak with the gas station clerk?

    “Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
    Theodore Roosevelt “

    • jan finder Says:

      I’ve never said, English is the best language. What I have said, is that, today, the language of communication is English. Once it was Latin, then French, now English.

      That being said, English is a difficult language to master as it is built up from a multitude of other languages.

      I recommend reading “The Chaos” by a Dutch professor of english in the Nederland. It gives one a better feel for just how difficult English is as a 2nd language.

      I agree with Teddy, but would cut it to 3 years.

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