John Kerry's action disproves the fallacy that the only language you need is English. Lets just imagine he did in fact speak in English ... what response can we expect from the French? Muted at best. The French are so used to people speaking to them in English that when someone makes an effort - it makes an impact.
Learning a language is a great choice Languages make you wealthier. Perhaps not shocking but certainly true and something to think about as children head back to school. A Personnel Today report showed that the average wage for language graduates is higher than other graduates in areas such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering after as little as 3 years. Added to that a recent poll of 500 companies, conducted for the National Centre for Languages revealed that one in four said the ability to speak a second language would give a candidate [...]