The Value of Learning a Second Language
Many academic hubs advocate the use of learning a second language, yet many people in the Nation have not attempted, or do not even have an interest in putting a second language under their belt. This is a sad truth, and one that needs to change if the United States wishes to climb forward to a more prosperous future of global interdependence in the world. With countries coming together in trade and business, and cultures being shared all over the world, it is necessary that Americans begin to have some understanding of the differences.
The United States population accounts for only 4% of the world, according to The United States Census. With such a small percentage of the world, it’s crazy to think that people live their lives believing that the United States is everything that the world has to offer. So many opportunities are beyond the borders, and yet the barriers of language and culture prevent Americans from gaining them. The answer is learning a language other than English. This decision is not as difficult as it seems, and only takes a little bit of effort to get enough understanding under you to make basic communications with people from other countries.
With another language in hand, Jesus Salas made his way up the ladder of the Radio Broadcasting industry, and is now the Executive Vice President of Programming for the Spanish Broadcasting System. Because of his knowledge of the Spanish language, he was given this amazing opportunity to promote himself and achieve excellent success in radio broadcasting from a very young age. If it weren’t for his diversity, Jesus may have not gotten the skills needed to make his way to the top as one of the nation’s radio broadcasting leaders.