When asked why I'm learning another language(s), my initial response was because it seems like a cool or interesting thing to do, however during the process of learning another language I was better able to understand the importance of foreign languages. Many English natives don't see the importance of another language because they are under the impression that ohh English is a major language and should be spoken everywhere or English is the most important language. I don't think that they are able to appreciate the time and effort exhausted by non-native speakers to learn English. They won't understand the struggles they went through while studying or even the fear they feel when they should speak and because of this they can nonchalantly mock them as they try to speak. I sincerely think that persons with this mindset need to get over themselves.<o:p></o:p>
All languages are important. Communication, though not only possible through languages, is a big part of our everyday lives and I think mutual efforts should be made for us to communicate. Nowadays when asked why I'm learning foreign languages my response has evolved to "I don't think that if a person doesn't speak English I shouldn't be able to speak with them." Simply right? I'm not studying foreign languages to boast or brag. I'm genuinely want to be able to communicate with many persons and although a lot of persons speak English I'm intrigued by the possibilities of having "weird" conversation because of cultural differences. I'm seduced by the different mindset that each language provides for its natives as well as the arbitrary perspectives of these persons. What's your take on the situation?