ECTACO Info | 8 Reasons Spanish Isn't A Foreign Language In The U.S.
"8 Reasons Spanish Isn't A Foreign Language In The U.S."
"...Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase uncritically, as if it were actually true.
But is it?
Take a look around. Spanish isn’t “foreign” to the United States at all. The names of many of our states and cities are Spanish -- a testament to the fact that Spanish-peakers colonized many areas that later became part of the United States before English-speakers. Many of us use Spanish words when speaking English, often without being aware of what we’re doing. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the country and many people, both immigrant and native-born, are raised speaking it..."
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