When discussing the subject of bilingual countries, many people believe that all of those immigrants who want to get their citizenship in the US should have at least some basic English skills before achieving this goal. That’s because this country is changing more and more for immigrants than for local inhabitants for many reasons. For example, people can see different bilingual posters and signs on a regular basis.
The dominant language in the US is English, so there is no reason for most citizens to require government offices and schools to support bilingual or multilingual documents. If all foreign immigrants know basic English skills, it becomes possible for them to communicate with others and make their lives easier at the same time. Nowadays, schools in the US should provide students with both Spanish and English versions of all textbooks. When it comes to Colorado and other similar regions that have no Spanish-speaking students, they are still obliged to have the textbooks that are English and have Spanish glossaries. There are certain questions that should be answered about this problem.
What is this kind of glossary can do when everything is in English? What can it do to make the lives of local people easier? What about those immigrants who want to live in this country? If they are allowed to use their native language everywhere, this means that they keep lowering existing standards set for them. However, they should strive to meet existing American standards without lowering them.
Some schools are also forced to provide English translators for Spanish-speaking students, and this measure is unnecessary to take to make the lives of immigrants easier. That’s because they should study in English classes to learn this language and be like others in the US. Is it really necessary to hire more teachers just to translate for such kids going to public schools? The only answer is evident for many people.
In conclusion, another aspect that upsets many US citizens is that phone lines and government buildings already have 2 language options available. When using the ATM machines of the government bank, it’s possible to choose between Spanish and English. If people know the intricacies of American currency system, they should understand English too. The main reason is that this country shouldn’t become bilingual or change its standards only for immigrants.
When discussing the subject of bilingual countries, many people believe that all of those immigrants who want to get their citizenship in the US should have at least some basic English skills before achieving this goal. That’s because this country is changing more and more for immigrants than for local inhabitants for many reasons.