Which foreign language for your child to study?

@youless (84699)
Guangzhou, China
June 23, 2007 9:58am CST
I am from China and English is very important. We have to start to learn it since we are in the primary school. And we also have to study it when we are in the university. If you are good at English, you will find a good job. And English seems to be the global language. So it goes without saying that my child will learn English as the foreign language at first.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
23 Jun 07
Since I live in the United States, English is our primary language. But there are many other languages spoken here, and I would love to give my son a chance to learn some of them to get along better with others. Where I live most of the people who speak other languages are either Indian or Chinese, because many people from those places come to go to school at the technological university in my town. However, though it's not exactly a "foreign language" my first goal for my son's language learning is sign language. I have a disease that can cause hearing loss, and I plan to have myself, my husband, and my son all learn to do sign language so we can communicate well even if I do lose my hearing.
@youless (84699)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jun 07
Your response is very special. I hope there won't be anything wrong with your hearing. It seems that today the science is very high-tech and you may use a hearing device to help you.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
23 Jun 07
Thanks, youless! I do hope that by the time it comes down to my hearing being a major problem, there will be many advances that can help me. But the last time I was tested the problem wasn't the hearing levels themselves, but my speech recognition. So that's why I'm concerned: that's a lot harder for devices to fix. Still, with all the new advances in science, who knows what will happen? For right now I am just trying to be positive and think of ways to make things easier! =)
@yanstill (1491)
• China
29 Jun 07
i guess in the future it is not enough to just know two languages,our mother language and english,i like to learn german as well.but it is hard to learn it,especially the pronunciation,too difficult.
@youless (84699)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Jun 07
You have a great ambition:)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
English is also a main subject in schools here in my country. Besides english, I would like my child to learn japanese or chinese.
@youless (84699)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Jun 07
Great, I am a Chinese:)
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
23 Jun 07
In India too English is the first language in schools. If we want to study further studies and find a good job whether in India or abroad, we must know English. So English is the foreign language for my children.
@youless (84699)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Jun 07
I know in India many people knows English. Although in China many people have to learn English, but not many people learn it well as well as you. I don't know why, perhaps because we don't have much chance to practise it?