Just found this, I smiled a bit, kind of funny (“Merci beau coup!” lol), but he’s absolutely right:
Most Western Europeans speak at least two languages fluently, and someone speaking 5 or 6 isn’t the least bit abnormal or special over there at all. The fact that we’re a first-world, wealthy nation and we’re also the worst, among first-world wealthy nations such as Western Europe, Canada and Japan, when it comes to language education is just embarrassing. Our education system is bad enough, this is just one more facet of it.
Why do you think it is that we are this way (the worst as far as language education goes amongst wealthy nations)? Seriously, let me know, leave a comment, also… If you thought the above was at all useful and you want to learn (or are learning) Spanish, please give me a chance and read what I have to say about my book below! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and I hope you’ve enjoyed my writing.
I learned to speak conversational Spanish in six months using TV shows, movies, and even comics: I then wrote a book on how you can, too
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