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Should we have to learn to speak spanish?

If you are qualified to do a job, is it fair to have to be able to speak Spanish because they don't know how to speak English? If I was dealing with people abroad and must speak their language in order to do business, then yes I would understand. But, this is to deal with people right here in America. What's your take?

Asked By: ucpleasure - 3/11/2008
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I have personal experiences that elucidate my feelings on the subject ... I was born in Los Angeles, California to a Danish mother and an Anglo-American father. At age three I lived in Denmark for two years ... guess what language I had to learn at three years old? Danish. Afterwards we moved back to California, but... More
Answered By: blursd2 - 3/11/2008
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we should at least try to learn it because their are a lottta emigrants coming over here and we should try to at least figure out what their saying....also sometimes if you know a second language some jobs will pay you more.
Answered By: CHASE™ - 3/11/2008
 
Yes! Learn Spanish, because if you look at these posts you will soon learn that people cannot speak ENGLISH properly!
Answered By: spacemanpandora - 3/11/2008
 
I don't think anyone should be forced to learn a language. You should learn a language because you WANT to. Learn another language to help expand your intelligence (because it does that) and it also makes learning other languages a lot easier once you learn a second. Plus after that you can work anywhere in the world... More
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Answered By: snugglebunny_in_denmark - 3/11/2008
 
I work at a place where a lot of hispanics come, and I def. dont speak spanish. If they want my service< they can speak in english... they are in America and therefor should have to speak what we speak!!!
Answered By: Patty - 3/11/2008
 
I think that you should be glad to have an incentive to learn Spanish and to get so much practical experience of the language on the job. This can only enrich your life. We all need an incentive to learn a language and this has always been the problem with people in the US. Once you have mastered Spanish, you will find... More
Answered By: Caicos Turkey - 3/11/2008
 
I don't think we should be required to for a job we a qualified to do, unless you need Spanish to deal with clientale and bussiness transactions. I do think it is helpful to know Spanish and wish I had taken that instead of German and Latin. Most Hispanic speaking people are reqired to take English in school, so I... More
Answered By: Gayle L - 3/11/2008
 
no one should have to learn any other language, but it is in everyone's best interest to learn as many languages as possible
Answered By: Alex - 3/11/2008
 
If it is for business, then learning Spanish may be in the business's interest to broaden their customer base by making their employees be able to communicate to people in a language they are comfortable with. There is no official language in the US, so this may be more about customers than anything else... More
Answered By: Giddygoon - 3/11/2008
 
As a Canadian, I was required to learn French (one of the official languages) in Elementary and High School and it is required for many jobs. I believe that, although Spanish may not officially be a second language in the US, there are enough Spanish speaking citizens that it would be beneficial not to mention... More
Answered By: Gen L - 3/11/2008
 
I agree with what you're saying, but... More
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Answered By: Peter D - 3/11/2008
 
Why not? I speak Spanish and English.
Answered By: ÑUSTA - 3/11/2008
 
Have to? No... More
Answered By: Hypnotic Spiral - 3/11/2008
 
Sadly few people know how to speak any language well. I struggled with Latin, Spanish, and French requirements when I was in school. Now that I am old and hopefully wiser, I wish I remembered more than I do and have started to listen to audio tapes to try to recover some of that knowledge. Consider all the language... More
Answered By: Michele Boyd - 3/11/2008
 
Well, what you want to learn or not, is your choice entirely... More
Answered By: physician - 3/11/2008
 
Hello want to learn any language, I suggest you to subscribe to this group where several people in several countries also seek to learn languages ​​are and know one another so they will learn easily and from the comfort of your home, only the you need is internet connection, computer, and willingness to learn... More
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