my business is international in nature, so i do require some position to speak the language of the people they deal with( primarily South American countries)... and they must speak English as well.
for the employees that do not interact with foreign clientele, I require literacy in English.
for my foreign employees, I only require English literacy in management and customer service.. the other are free to speak the local language.
no habla ingles', no trabajo...Esa es la regla
Y si usted no trabaja, no come! And it's a reasonable rule that reduces liability.
Latin is not of much use, unless you need to talk to priests as part of your employment. And if you live and work in rural Alabama, guess how much use knowing Hebrew would be?
An additional language is only as valuable as the need for the language is. It is not valuable in and of itself.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. - John Stuart Mill
Today. 1800 years ago, speaking Latin was a necessity. Speaking 1-2 languages in addition to Latin made you a valuable resource in commerce.Latin is not of much use
Depends, it seems as if Hebrews are indeed flocking to rural Alabama:Hebrew in Alabama
However, why go to such an extreme case like Hebrew? Why not pick Spanish? Well.... because then the extreme examples would make no sense. In Alabama (or for that matter any state) today, it makes sense that a person who speaks Spanish and English would be move valuable to a company than someone who speaks only English. The country in general has RADICALLY changed - and whether legal or illegal immigration is to blame, there are still millions of hispanics in the country. So in about 15-20 years, learning Spanish will be a necessity for many looking to get hired.The redbrick synagogue now has religion classes full of children, and a temple bowling team is starting. Six new Jewish families with 18 people who used to live in Florida, New York and elsewhere now call Dothan their home. Their arrival helped double the size of worship services, and more families are applying for the assistance.
The businessman, Larry Blumberg, smiles when he talks about what has grown in the few years since he had the idea to pay moving expenses for families relocating to the area.
“The injection of this new blood has really been helpful and refreshing,” Mr. Blumberg said. “I think the program has created a lot of buzz and attention both in our local community and throughout the Jewish community at large.”
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith, who moved to Alabama from Connecticut to lead the reform Temple Emanu-El about a year before the program began, thinks Mr. Blumberg’s strategy could become a blueprint for other small-town Jewish congregations fighting to stay alive.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
In a work place where the majority speaks english, you should be able to speak english.