Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Foreign Language Lessons

A terrific article about learning languages and being bilingual. All American children should study a foreign language or two. - - Donna Poisl

Posted by George Berkin

There's an old joke among teachers and students of foreign languages that goes something like this: What do you call somebody who speaks three languages? Tri-lingual.

What do you call somebody who speaks two languages? Bi-lingual. And what do you call somebody who speaks one language? American.

This comes to mind after reading a recent Star-Ledger story describing the growth of Chinese language courses in high schools across New Jersey.

I enjoyed the fact that more young students here are learning Chinese, which, with a billion speakers, is the world's most spoken language.
Be sure to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

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