- Audrey Misiano
- Syracuse, NY
- United States
French and Spanish Teacher, Life-long learner, Teacher - high school
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Mark Pagel asks: Can we really afford to have all these different languages in this modern globalized world?
As a teacher of French and Spanish, and lover of world languages and cultures, what does this mean for my profession and my passion for language learning? I believe learning more than one language is beneficial in many ways for our brains and for our overall literacy. I understand the economic and cooperative advantages that speaking only one language would afford us...but at what cost to multicultural awareness?
What if we all learned our native language and a common language starting at birth or in the first year of school? Or if we all were multilingual?