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IF YOU DO NOT REBLOG THIS A SKELETON WILL SNEAK INTO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE AN ELABORATE SANDWICH AND USE THE SAME EXACT KNIFE FOR EVERY CONDIMENT WITHOUT CLEANING IT OFF
i just remembered how in middle school a bunch of boys would go around and tickle girl’s chins and shout “BALLS ON UR CHIN” and this guy i knew did it to this tiny quiet unassuming girl and like at the speed of fuckin light she grabbed his arm and headbutted him directly in the nose and he passed the fuck out
were you never offered the opportunity to learn another language in school? in Europe this is the norm but in America no one seems to do it —by Anonymous
A lot of white Americans hold this racist view that “this is America we speak one language” as a tool to discriminate against non-English speaking immigrants (and immigrants who speak with an accent) and it’s basically backfired because we have this whole country of people that don’t place importance on speaking multiple languages when it would actually be super beneficial. To answer your question though, I took three years of Spanish in high school but learning foreign languages in public schools tends to be kind of a joke (at least where I live) and most people are only taught enough to pass the class.
Excuse me but not all of America is like that. My highschool makes you take two year of a foreign language and many people are happy about this. I know plenty of kids who enjoy these classes. There are also middle schools where I live that offer Spanish and French classes and most of my friends took those classes. America as a whole may not be entirely found of learning more than one language but we are making progress and I think that is something very important to recognize.
NOT ALL AMERICA
My point is, based on the way that a lot of high school foreign language classes are structured, two years is not going to be anywhere near enough to become fluent in any language. Also, might I add that many schools and universities are cutting ethnic studies programs, rather than adding to them because they don’t understand their importance. It’s also incredibly difficult to implement these programs in the first place.
OK so in the UK languages are no longer compulsory at GCSE level (normally taken between ages of 14 and 16). The UK has seen a serious drop in the number of language students, language programmes are cut everywhere, and typically students aren’t given a strong, functional level of education in a language until maybe around A-level (normally taken between 17 and 18), depending one’s view of that description.
Languages other than French, Spanish and German are rarely taught at state schools in the UK, despite the fact that these languages are losing relevance in the UK compared to languages frequently used within our communities such as British Sign Language, Urdu, Polish, and Bengali.
So the point is that here language learning isn’t offered to the right standards, isn’t offered frequently enough, and on the whole language learning at secondary school is pretty irrelevant unless pursued at a further level.
Still, I, and a large number of other language learners I know, seriously pity the American education system, because its flaws when it comes to language education are far more severe than those in the UK, which is one of the two most monolingual countries in the EU.
In both cases, the lack of language programmes and enthusiastic learners stems from, as Marina puts it, a lack of awareness of the importance of these languages and the communities who use them. Multilingualism is seriously undervalued, and we cannot ignore the fact that racism plays a huge part in how polyglots are viewed. Speaking English - at whatever level - with a foreign accent or patchy grammar is ridiculed, while white UK and US citizens are congratulated and praised for knowing a handful of words in a second language.
Additionally, the importance of languages learnt in the UK (as I suppose it is in the US) is always placed on the economy. When one reads articles about the UK’s monolingualism and how this is a problem, the communication issues within our communities are never mentioned. The importance of different cultures is completely ignored. We’re being told ‘learn languages for money, not for people’.
tl;dr: yeah no Marina’s right
Actually, in Scotland (you know the top part of the UK) you have to take a languages until 5th year (last two years of schooling 16 years old) and it becoming the normal to start learning a foreign language, usually french when you start primary so 5 years old but you have definitely started learning one before you start secondary at 12 years.
yeah thats a nice otp you got there
but are they sold as matching bookends
A Simplified Guide To The Sexualities
|Homosexual:||sexual attraction to houses and other building like structures.|
|Heterosexual:||an undying lust for Macklemore.|
|Asexual:||attraction to any and all things beginning with the letter A.|
|Pansexual:||a desire for pots, pans, and other kitchen utensils.|
|Polysexual:||sexual attraction to polygons.|
|Bisexual:||Attraction to the 9th century Chinese army officer Bi Shiduo.|
|Demisexual:||Never ending love of demi lovato|
It’s 2 am on a school night and you just found a fanfic with the most perfect idea but it’s 10,000 words, quick what do you do?
You read that freaking fanfic and go to school with 3 hours of sleep because you make good life decisions.
i put jergens natural glow on one part of my arm to see what would happen and now i regret it
Wow she really needs to shave her legs
im a fucking man #whyineedfeminism
I just need whatever u put on your arm… I don’t tan at all… Ever.
i literally said what it was
this post is such a fucking mess
Is no one going to talk about the perfect rectanglular shape this thing makes on her arm
i already said i was a man why is this still happening