“Politics made ‘bilingual ‘ a dirty word.”
While foreign language teacher trying to take public attention on benefits of bilingualism,
some of the Californian Politics think that bilingualism is a big failure.
Global business market need employees who can speak multi languages fluently however
students only get couple years of foreign language class at high school which is only
enough to be able to talk about basic needs. Foreign language teacher thinks America
should recognize the important of speaking other languages other than English, just like
other well developed countries.
“Gingrich links bilingual education and ‘ghetto’.”
This article is about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment, he thinks that
people who live in America should learn and talk proper English, in his opinion bilingual
people live in ghetto and bilingualism is growing danger for America. Hispanic education
coalition agreed with him about people who live in America should speak proper English
however they also think that Gingrich’s comments contain hate and anger over
bilingualism and people who are bilingual.
“ Why bilingual education?”
This article focused on different angels of bilingualism; main argument is about being
successful with or without bilingual education. Both sides of the argument prove their
cases however evidences against bilingual education are not enough to convincing
community. This article explain that children who get bilingual education gain more
knowledge than other students.
“The politics of bilingualism”
This article is about 16 years old Zach Rubio who was suspended for speaking Spanish in
the halls of his public school. Principles of Zach’s school said that they asked him so
many times not the speak Spanish before suspend him but this order against Zach’s civil
rights. If Zach was speaking other language for example German it would not be that...