Ask yourself: is it “good” for someone who speaks English to learn a second language, but “bad” for someone else to learn English as a second language?  If so, why?  Could it be related to the economic status, immigration status, or race of the second person?

It’s estimated that more than half the world’s population speaks two or more languages.  Nearly 1.5 billion people worldwide speak English, making it the most popular language.  Of these, approximately 400 million learned English as their first language.  Speaking a second language has a host of benefits for the speaker, including brain health, creativity, career options, and more.  Therefore, let’s encourage the use of a second language, no matter what it is or who is speaking it.

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