BILINGUALISM: AN IMPORTANT PROCESS AROUND THE WORLD
Our schools today need to keep Bilingual education as a tool for teaching: not only for the sake of our society but also for the sense of our culture.
Bilingual education in our schools is crucial. We have to proceed from the assumption that speaking a second language is a skill that most do not have but should possess. A person who masters a second language definitely gains an advantage over someone who only speaks one language. Everyone should learn to speak a second language because it benefits our lives in so many ways ranging from economic to educational and even socially.
When a student is enrolled in bilingual education, many people view this as a great opportunity to enrich one’s knowledge and cultural diversity, while others may view bilingual education as a useless investment by the government. The difference in opinions on bilingual education depends upon each individual’s perspective on the subject. Being language so important, humans should share the natural desire to learn more than one. Bilingual education would provide an overall growth of all students enrolled in the program as well as providing many generations to come with exposure to cultural diversity.
High schools require their students to take a foreign language before graduating, so why is this form of bilingual education accepted; yet an elementary bilingual program is under constant criticism? In today's society, being monolingual is not longer a desirable trait; and schools must continue to support children with this special gift of bilingual education. Why take away a language that child will benefit from in the future? Bilingual education has an impressive history, and the arguments against it are usually unfounded. Maybe, history has served as a guideline for the actions of today's government, businessmen, and all-important issues.
Bilingual education is a controversial...