Friday, April 21, 2006

Tired of Humdrum NYC?

Maybe you can go learn Chinese. The Chinese government wants to train American teachers in China, and also wants to help teachers over here get licensed.

Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world, though Hindi is expected to surpass it fairly soon. Contrary to what you may think, we're only number three. However, English is still the most popular second language in the world.

The United States, with no official language, has been more successful than any nation in the history of the world in getting people to acquire ours. The French, with their ministry of language and complicated rules and laws have had absolutely no success keeping up with our policy of benign neglect.
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