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    No they don't, not until like 7th or 8th grade but by that time she outta be near fluent. It will make her smarter but just as smart as German or French or Latin whatever. Its the lack of choice and foutright force that I dislike.

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    Tien, je parle le francais. Je veux a apprendre le francais, parce il est offert a ma lycee. Je suis heureux que je apprende il. Peut-etre il serai utile dan la futur!

    Just because I am so close to the Canadian border we were bascially "forced to learn it". I am French and German background mostly so it kinda came naturally. My grandmother is more German than I am and all I can say so far is Ich grebe der hund das wasser! I would LOVE to learn German, then I'd know both of historical ethic languages.

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    I remember a restaurant in the very French city of Fort Kent, Maine where the waitress would say bon jour good morning and continue in whichever language the customer replied in. I thought it was cool and superimposedhope would want to slap her.

    My town schools teach Spanish, English, Math. Science, and many other classes without asking for the parents' permission. Sex and dissection are the only ones parents can opt their kids out of. Now that I've written the last sentence, I'm thinking society has problems.
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    I speak Spanish, it is very helpful with my job (at least around here, right Joe). But I am somewhat vocal about the language subject.

    I find it very frustrating that our country's leaders will not choose a language for our own. Most every other country has a language, one that must be partially learned prior to people obtaining citizenship or work permits.

    This might sound bigoted, but it is not. Let me explain. I constantly have to deal with foreign speaking violators that make the excuse of "I could understand". For some of them it is true. It would be very helpful to those who do not speak or read English to be taught the basics of it before arriving here. They would know some of the main Laws. We have a complete mish-mosh, even here in the Mid-West. People here speak Vietnamese, Lau, Spanish (5 dialects), Sudanese and others. We can not make signs for all of them. There should be one main language. The congress votes on this important issue quite often and each time it is shot down. This time by Southeastern states in which the senators worried they would lose the vote of the Hispanic Speakers if they voted in favor of English being our country's main language.

    It does not mean that people can not use different langauges, just that there would be a basic understanding of English between all of them. We could understand each other.
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    No I wouldn't want to slap her. She speaks English you said and basically is asking you which you are comfortable with. That is perfect. If you are speaking to me or anyone for that matter here say Hola/Hello, I will then reply Hello and you continue on in English.

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    NepG,
    Der Besserwisser! V*g*ln die Schl*mpe. In case of any real Germans, I have no dialect to follow so excuse my poor German. BTW The last statement is not directed, I just shot a phrase off my head.

    Anyway, Copper hit it on the head.

    Joe
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