Nowadays, the knowledge of the English language is required for most job-positions around the world and even companies operating in the domestic market do not hire people without a solid knowledge of the English language. While I believe that English should be thought since elementary school, I also think that many are the reasons why local languages should be preserved as well.
On the one hand, English must be learned for many different reasons. First, English is an essential skill for the future working-life; indeed, because of the globalization, companies from different parts of the world are increasingly interconnected and require employees a high level of English so as to be able to work together. Second, English allow people to travel without feeling lost. If people did not speak English, this would originate problems for communication that nowadays can be easily avoided thanks to the familiarity that most people have with the language. Furthermore, English allow people to feel part of a global community that shares the same taste in music, habits, movies. Indeed, many websites and blogs thanks to the English language have allowed people with similar interests to be connected as never before.
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