Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today, in many English-speaking countries, there are immigrants (adults and children) who do not speak English. At present in some of those countries only, school-age children are given free language tuition but, if all immigrants are to be integrated into their new society, language tuition should be available for all. What is your opinion of this suggestion?

In many countries there are immigrants who do not know how speak the native language. Nowadays, in more of those countries only the government's educational programs help children to reach the basic level of the native language. Hence, the students learn to listen more than speak and read more than write in order to get a low level job. On the other hand, I do believe that, the adult immigrants need to learn to speak the native language.

First of all I believe that immigrants must be entitled to learn the native language for the simple reason that they are, for example, in Greek speaking country. So, if the immigrants learn to speak fluently the language of the host country, they will be able to grab many opportunities there. For instance, the immigrants can communicate with other people in the host country and have the chance to find a well-paid and dignified job, which will match their qualifications.

Moreover, the immigrants need help from the indigenous population in order to adapt to their new society. To succeed in it, they have to be urged from the local government to learn more about the literacy, the history and the culture of the host country. Thus, the immigrants can feel as an important part of the host country and they can even help in the country's further development!

In conclusion, for all the above reasons, I firmly believe that the local people should urge all immigrants, especially the adult ones to gain knowledge of the host country's language and culture in order to help them to have a better integrate in their new society and make a fresh start as members of it!

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