Me thinks K-Lo needs to go back to school to answer her own curious question:
If Obama could go to Germany and give a speech in English and be not only understood but well-received, why does he say we all need to learn another language?
It’s mind-boggling that K-Lo doesn’t seem to know that in Germany everyone learns English in school. Contrary to the belief of some that English is a Latin derived romance languare, English is actually “an Indo-European, West Germanic language originating in England.” English is “used extensively as a second language and as an official language throughout the world, especially in Commonwealth countries and in many international organizations.”
German on the other hand, incase K-Lo is blissfully unaware, is “one of the world’s major languages.” Sadly many public schools in the U.S. don’t offer German any more, because teaching foreign languages isn’t on the priority list of the American education system these days. No doubt with a Democrat in the White House, we might see that priority change.