If you live in North America, you must be able to speak English. Even if you live in an area where another language is predominantly spoken, such as B. ethnic regions in large cities or French-speaking areas of Canada, it is a major disadvantage not knowing English. Learning English is not difficult, so why not overcome these hurdles and learn the language so that you can live more comfortably in your chosen area?
Americans expect you to speak English
Unlike many parts of Europe, Americans don’t care about people who speak other languages. Unfortunately, many shops and companies do not have bilingual employees. Americans expect those who live in their country to speak English. If you live in or near America, the people around you will expect you to know how to speak their native language.
In fact, if you live in North America, particularly America itself, and can’t speak English, you almost have to rely on someone else to serve as your personal translator when you’re out and about in the community. If you don’t want to take your English-speaking friend or child to interpret for you everywhere, you really should learn English. This allows you to be independent as an American resident.
Signage and labels are in English
Because Americans expect people to speak English in their country, most signs and labels are printed in English. If you can’t read English, you will have a hard time driving and shopping in North America. Some border areas, like those near Texas, have signs and labels that are bilingual, but most places in America only print signs in one language, and that’s English.
Imagine getting in your car and driving onto the freeway to go to the grocery store. You see a sign indicating road construction and a detour, but you cannot read it. Suddenly you are sent on a detour that will take you to a place you have never been before. How do you get back on the path you originally wanted to take? Knowledge of English is the only way to ensure you get where you need to go.
When you reach the store, you must speak English to purchase the items on your list. If you need shampoo, you need to be able to read the shampoo bottle to choose the right type. You could end up walking out the door with shampoo meant for curly haired people if your hair is straight, or you could even buy a conditioner. Learning to speak and read English will save you from these potentially embarrassing situations.
If you can speak English, you will get a better job.
If you are looking for employment in North America, you will be severely disadvantaged by a lack of English skills. You will make less money and take less prestigious jobs if you don’t speak English. Even if you have technical skills that would give you the opportunity to earn a decent income, if you cannot communicate in English you will not get the job. Most jobs that focus on computers and technology require you to speak English, making these jobs out of your reach until you learn the language.
The bottom line is that if you want to be successful as a North American resident, communicate with your neighbors, and get a good job, you need to know English. If you don’t speak English, you’re at a great disadvantage. To overcome this disadvantage, sign up today English class or find a program online that can teach you the language. Your career and quality of life in North America depend on this promotion!
Thanks to Amy Nutt | #negative #effects #speaking #English #North #America