|"English for Everyone"
||[Aug. 30th, 2007|03:55 pm]
Reading stuff like this saddens me. I have nothing against schools abroad and foreign countries encouraging and/or requiring their students and citizens learning (proficient) English. But the way this article is worded, makes it sound like everyone must know English at the expense of their native languages. I don't like this over-focus on English. "Speaking a language other than English? What a preposterous idea!" Soon you'll have foreigners insisting on speaking only English with you, when you'd really like to speak in Dutch, or something. I just hope all this insistence I'm placing on Olivia learning fluent Mandarin from my ex's parents doesn't go to waste. I'll be really disappointed if she doesn't keep using it as she gets older to continually re-inforce her knowledge of it. I know people who grew up learning a language from their parents/grandparents, but who forget most of it when they hit the teenage years and beyond. :(
Anyway, I got that job at Walgreens. I didn't realize I was already given the job when they handed me a form for the drug test. The pharmacy manager is supposed to call later with a schedule for me. This company seems to be perfect for me right now, and I'm happy I didn't have to be unemployed for more than just over a week.
lol My ex is funny. Every time we talk, I swear he converts everything into a math word problem. :p