For the purposes of peace, at one point during his leadership, Theodore Roosevelt said that the United States must have one official language and that is the English dialect so that every person residing in the country can communicate with everybody else. Language barriers, cultural differences, and immigration have been a part of life in the United States for decades. In this paper, I will argue out that English should be the official language of the United States. We should not cater to other languages. But despite efforts over the years, the United States has no official language. Commonality of speech creates a web of connections that hold a people together.
Additionally, bilingual education has been proven to be effective. Despite the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars, these programs failed to teach English effectively and ultimately lost support from natives and immigrants alike. A third question plaguing schools with English language learners is whether to place the English language learners in a general classroom or a special education classroom. It means the language of record is the English language, and that no one has a right to demand government services in any other language. Ever since our founding fathers came here, people of this country have spoken in English. In the year 2000, just before Clinton left office, the president signed a law Finegan, 2011.
Second, government policy favored English. Bernie Reeves is editor and publisher of Raleigh Metro Magazine. Because we are a nation of immigrants and these numbers prove it. We also send occasional donation requests and, no more than once a year, reader surveys. They warned that if the referendum passed, majority white suburban school districts would be overrun by non-English speaking Hispanic children. Office of Management and Budget, Report to Congress: Assessment of Total Benefits and Costs of Implementing Executive Order No.
At other times the imperative manifested itself in a more benign policy of official multilingualism. Let's tell them in plain English that we want our language back. Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King hopes to change that and has introduced the English Language Unity Act, which will be reviewed by The House Judiciary Committee. Twenty-seven states, to be exact, have officially declared English as their language. The tactic is neither new nor particularly subtle. Only asylum seekers would be exempt.
Clearly if English is required to function in society there is a reason to learn English. They had problems with their employers and jobs; their had trouble learning in and miscommunication has led to racist issues. Nonetheless, caution needs to be taken when considering whether English should be the official language. No longer would there be a need to print in more than one language—which could lead to lower manufacturing and commercial costs, on top of the other social and political benefits. America has long since been a multicultural nation and has been an English speaking nation since it was founded. This later group feels that in a land termed as free and fair and where all dreams come true, no particular language should be adopted at the expense of other languages. All that is written here is not meant to suggest that English has to be the only language spoken in the United States, only that all means of government, laws, advertising, programs and public affairs, etc be handled in English.
It is vivid that American society arose from a society that speaks English. The fact of the matter is I would go into detail, but I don't want to write an essay here , English shouldn't be brutally imposed on everyone. Throughout our history people from nations all over the world have come to America to make it their home, bringing with them their own languages. That's why I don't think English should be the official language. Another change occurred in education policy starting in the early 1970s.
English should be the official language for many reasons. Almost a quarter of them, 5 million, were born in the United States. English is the most common language in the United States. As a linguist, I value every language and I also recognize that bilingualism offers. The new approach the Act called for was to teach such children core subjects in their native language while giving them supplemental help learning English.
The founding of the United States, the most successful nation in history in terms of economic and military power, caused English to supersede all previous lingua francas. Making English the official language would encourage new migrants to learn the language of the country they have adopted as theirs. If English was spoken by all the citizens… 1303 Words 6 Pages English Should be the Official Language of the U. Employee manuals are offered in the native language of the employees. Fifty-four countries located mainly in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, have made English an official language including 27 that have designated English as their sole official language. Secondly, the chaos and disunity associated with lack of an official language is similar to the resultant chaos if the central government was to collapse. To the extent that America has a national culture, it has been shaped by elements that immigrants brought with them.
Opponents of the bill point out that the bill is largely symbolic and that the proposed law does little to help immigrants or Americans. It did not matter that the attempt to equate national origin with language under the 1964 Civil Rights Act had been rejected in numerous court decisions at the federal and state level for thirty years. We cannot guarantee that the personal information you supply will not be intercepted while transmitted to us or our marketing automation service Mailchimp. Until Francis Hutcheson first started teaching his classes in the local Scots-English dialect at the University of Glasgow in 1730, anyone enrolling in a university from Lisbon to St. Unless you are Native American, you are either European, Hispanic, or Asain. The computerization of communications technology for example made it far more feasible for a whole range of institutions from government agencies to medical providers, businesses, and social welfare organizations to provide multilingual services either in person, via telephone translation services, or over the Internet. The vast majority of people in America speak English, and immigrants try to learn English and encourage their children to as they assimilate into the American culture and way of life.
Most of the words branch off from Latin, German, Greek, French, etc. It is currently the predominant language in the world, in terms of how widespread it has become, and its use in a majority of the worldwide forums, councils, and political meetings. It did not happen overnight, but eventually the old ghettos faded away. Customer support is for technical and billing issues only and will not answer legal questions. We are a land of immigrants, who celebrate and appreciate people of all diversities and backgrounds. Hispanic population constitutes the ninth largest economy in the world, larger than Brazil, Spain or Mexico! In addition, it ensures cohesion and the long-term survival of any ethnic group. The end goal is to unite the American people, while improving the lives of immigrants and native-born inhabitants.