Language skills for immigrants should be taught immediately, it is the language of business, commerce, and communication. Arabic & Farsi (Iranian) have become the most popular languages in Canada among native-speaking Canadians, but they too need someone there to teach them!
Why Should Immigrants Learn to Speak English
English language Proficiency of Immigrants
- Talking the English language in English fluency is KEY to success in life. I have created this lesson plan and textbook with that very idea as the core value of it! WASLE has been written from day one with an understanding & goal that every kid would be able to communicate effectively when they start learning English at a young age; NOT being bilingual or trilingual, but just speaking simple basic phrases for daily use by all Canadians starting at grade 1!
- Legal immigrants have to be able to communicate with the law enforcement and legal system of Canada in English or they may run into serious trouble as many immigrants do!
- Immigrants right now cannot learn basic/elementary class 1/c starting at age 4 BUT, that is changing fast because WASLE has been created for this purpose & goal!! Immigrant children need amazing HELP from mature responsible adults who are immigration qualified so we can ensure these kids succeed in Canadian education.
- English lessons in the united states, America, Spanish, and France have proven to be extremely beneficial for immigrants to that particular country. Will the same work in Canada? I believe this English school will CHANGE lives like no other!
We need to be careful about demanding migrants speak English
“Most Canadian immigrants from the 17th to 20th centuries were peasants, and English was not widely spoken until well into the 19 century. Thus it is more reasonable for them (immigrants) to be able in French rather than English. Having said that, I agree there are a great number of young Canadians who want better opportunities but live under social conditions which would make learning something other than what native speakers speak very difficult indeed.”
English proficiency of any level of English -speaking immigrants is actually inversely proportional to the age of those who were born overseas.
In Canada, where most young children experience English as their first language (to some degree), and have grown up speaking with close relatives for whom French has been spoken since birth or childhood, it seems likely that many newcomers will choose French over other European languages of which they possess little knowledge. Basically, older generation whites from Europe chose to learn English because when they immigrated to Canada, they had lived in countries that were English-speaking for much or all of their lives.
In a society where many first language speakers will choose French over other languages, the ability to speak 7 world languages on top of an active level (especially important depending on the workplace) is hard! Look at these stats: These are all things we can accomplish with this program.
- Recent immigrants from California and the majority of Americans report their English proficiency as good to better. According to the 2011 ACS, just over one-third (35%) of foreign-born adults in California who spoke English well or very well were born outside the United States.
- In contrast, only 10% reported speaking a language other than English “well” or “very well.” Of these immigrants: 31% came from Asia; 29% from Europe; 13% from Latin America and Canada 14%.
- English language skills of immigrants from California.
- In 2012 an estimated 9.7 million U.S.-born children under 18 years of age spoke a language other than English at home and the number is considered to be growing: 4% in 2008, 6% in 2010, and 5270008 000-US born between 2011 – 2013.
- The migration policy institute, states that learning new languages could be key to the U.S.’s growth and ability to compete in the global economy: “English is the most natural language of communication for native-born Americans.” Recent immigrants have dominated the knowledge economy, which grew at an annual rate of 9% from 1990 to 2010 compared with 3% for other workers.
Do immigrants have to learn English?
Foreigners should learn the official language of their residence. The table below provides a summary of the policy regarding foreign residents and English fluency in different countries & U.S.:
Country, Country Official Language Requirements Argentina Yes Banja Luka I do believe that it is important to have clear information on what number you need if your contactable individual is an immigrant (and who determines whether he or she qualifies). The naturalization of Latinos and Mexico for the next generation.
There are four categories:
- Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card Holder).
- Non-Immigrant Visa, i..e illegal aliens.
- Person Born in the US.
- Regardless of their nationality, they have to speak English fluently Apache, Delphix; etc.)
Why is it important to learn to speak English?
- The native language or own language is an asset and may help to accelerate the visa interview process or of avoiding red tape.
- You can speak properly in English; it is considered globally with high demand along all lines: legal, financial, business, etc.
- Studying in English class by improving your skill in English you prepare yourself to better communicate with a large population market. This subsequently trims the immigration rejection rate from the more than 20% that people usually face when they apply for an American legal resident visa.
- Immigrant population As defined by the Department of Homeland Security, an immigrant is a person who has been admitted to America for permanent residence. This applies to someone in the country with only temporary status (i.e., visitors and visa holders), such as students attending colleges or legal immigrants seeking jobs that require U.S.-citizen level skills without having completed those levels before entering this land; however, there are exceptions on some individuals judged ready to settle here after years and years of deferment.
- Language acquisition from the big census and immigration records of English speakers and residents in such a way that U.S. Immigration for legal immigration can be recommended to those who wish them visit the country or are looking toward this destination as their long-term alternatives later.
Why is learning English important for immigrants?
One can ask if learning English is so important, what are the benefits? This question is very important for Immigrants, but more important for the society that adopts them, first to give and provide them a chance to be part of this country. In return, people will have opportunities to find better jobs and lead their life in a free country where they are treated with equality on all levels (education level or social level).
The goal is cultural integration; not so much assimilation or adapting as it was in past years when immigrants were considered the same as Ireland, Switzerland, or Germany. Please be advised that this topic needs more explanation because there are different opinions on it throughout the whole world.
In summary, the question “Why Learn English?” is something that has been asked by many natives (born and raised in this country as well) even though they know it may be annoying to someone, learning English should not be avoided because of annoyance. Learning English will make one feel better and more comfortable with their immigration life, plus they can communicate fluently with all parties.