Should College Students Be A Foreign Language?

892 Words Jul 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Throughout universities across the country, college students are asking questions as, “When am I ever going to speak this language in my life?” or “I’m never visiting another country so why learn something I won’t use?” These are two examples of college students stating when taking a foreign language classes as a requirement and not a choice. Besides English, there a hundreds if not thousands of languages spoken in the United States such as, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Korean, German, and the list goes on, however, Spanish is among the top languages spoken in the country and businesses across the country are constantly searching for bilingual applicants that can supply their knowledge onto their respective costumers. Should college students have the right to choose whether or not taking a foreign language would be a waste of their academic career? I believe college students should satisfy the two-year foreign language requirement to not only benefit their lives, but as well as their careers. College students believe a two-year foreign language requirement is too much to ask for. However, college students do not realize in today’s economy, many careers and job opportunities such as doctors, teachers, law enforcements, and military, are careers that are demanding proficiency not only in English comprehension, but in a foreign language as well to accommodate customers, patients, and recruits. Out of all the languages in the United States, Spanish specifically is in high…
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