Language And Communication

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Language is the primary way of human communication, whether it be spoken or written. In the United States the primary language is English, and only twenty-five percent of the U.S. know a language other than English. The U.S. language laws do not require citizens to be bilingual and most states do not mandate that their students take a foreign language course to graduate. The problem with this law is that it is causing students, who will eventually enter the global job market, to be at a disadvantage against migrant workers or workers that speak more than one language. Considering that the U.S. is a country that many immigrants flee to, the disadvantage for American students and workers are high. The risk of less job opportunity should not be the only worry for monolingual speakers in America. Another downside of not knowing an additional language, is you do not have as much cognitive skills as you would if you were multilingual and international relations will be affected with other countries. Additionally, language and culture go hand and hand, when excluding one the other will quickly follow. Although the United States economic growth seems to be growing at a steady pace,that could definitely change. It may not seem like it, but language plays a vital role in the economic growth of the U.S. This role referring to the international trade market, which supplies over 6 million jobs in manufactured exports, and about 20 percent in manufacturing employment in the U.S. The
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