- Audrey Misiano
- Syracuse, NY
- United States
French and Spanish Teacher, Life-long learner, Teacher - high school
Is monolingualism mainly a white-anglophone condition? Could global multilingualism promote peace?
As a World Language teacher and a parent who's trying to raise bilingual kids in a monolingual town, I often wonder if and how our efforts as parents and language educators benefit our children. Many people see amazing benefits in learning another language, while many others feel it is a waste since "everyone in the world is learning to speak English." What are your thoughts? Is monolingualism limited to locations like the USA? If everyone everywhere were to learn at least 2 languages, native tongue, plus a language of choice, would this help promote peace through the multicultural awareness that language learning fosters? Do you think language learning is important? Why?