Casey
Professional Teacher
Does your country have an offical language? In Canada, our official languages are English and French but I know the US doesn't have an official language. Why is that, should a country have an official language(s) ? I think it would be better for a country to recognize all the cultures and all the languages spoken within the country.
May 29, 2018 6:42 PM
Comments · 5
While you're absolutely right about the whole Canada, I would remind that the majority of the Provinces still have only one official language, which is everywhere English, except the Quebec (French). 
Several Provinces have two official languages (English & French).
But the most interesting the situation in Northwest Territories. There are 10 (yes, ten!) OFFICIAL languages in the Canadian Northwest Territories! I'm curious about the official documents there. I can imagine how the one-page doc became the ten-paged doc because of all those translations.

The situation with the official language isn't so simple as it would seem from the first glance. Regrettably, our world isn't ideal.
Unfortunately, a lot of politicians are using the languages largely for the promotion their ideas in a very dirty way, provoking people to confront each other, fighting to cut off the territories. 
May 30, 2018

Iran has a wast variety of different ethnic groups and some races so we have some languages and a lot of accents. but we have an official language, Farsi. All students must to learn Farsi at schools despite their mother tongue.

personally i agree with official language because i can travel around my country and communicate with people but if we didn't force to learn a common language, we were strangers  in a country and that was bad.

May 30, 2018
As you mentioned, we don't have an official language in the US on a federal level. Many states have designated an official state language(s), though the designation is usually ceremonial. I don't think we need to have an official language, though if one was designated, I think the US should go the route of Canada and be officially bilingual, with the second language being Spanish.
May 30, 2018
 I think yes but not national one .
May 29, 2018
Spanish is the official language of Colombia, but local or indigenous languages are official in every community.
May 31, 2018
Casey
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, French
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), French