16 Jun 07
it depends. like in the philippines for example. it is mandatory. the only reason for this is because in the philippines almost everything posted in the walls, in street corners, or even in the constitution is already in the english medium. we couldnt understand any of those if we will not take english subject. that is why we have to learn english. maybe you will say that we are not that patriotic in our native language. but, english is very necessary in the philippines. You are nor a filipino if you don't know english.