Pros & Cons of English as the Official Language of the U.S.A.

Created by kreyes on 04/14/2011

Should English be the official language of the U.S.A.? What are the advantages and disadvantages? These are the Level 6 ESL (MiraCosta College) ideas on this topic.

Pro

1.  Cost - no need to pay for tanslators or interpreters

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2.  Fewer communication problems if everyone uses the same language

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3.  Better job options for immigrants if they speak Engish well

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4.  Immigrants will assimilate to the system faster

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5.  Better national unity

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6.  Faster communication if everyone uses the same langauge

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7.  This would only apply to the federal government

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8.  Fewer racial problems

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Con

1.  Translators and interpreters will lose work

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2.  Immigrants could get discouraged

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3.  Communication difficulties and problems for nonnative English speakers

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4.  Discrimination against people who don't speak English well

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5.  Two or more languages are better than one

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6.  The U.S. would not be so interesting

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7.  Serious losses could occur (someone accused of a crime may not understand in court, for example)

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Results
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  • Rational results

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