I am going to write about the importance of learning a foreign language at school. Currently, everyone in Spain studies English both in primary and secondary school, although more and more French is studied. This phenomenon happened two years ago, when French had to be studied in primary school. Some people think that languages should be optional. There are several points to considerer.
On the one hand, being able to speak English brings us a lot of opportunities. For example, it is easier to get a job and to move to a foreign country, where there are better employment opportunities. However, it is not only English which is an important language, but also millions of people around the world speak Spanish. In a country like USA, 20% of population can speak Spanish.
On the other hand, it is said that studying English takes a lot of time and effort and I have to say it is true, but unless you study it, you won’t be able to understand English music. Furthermore, you can make friends with people from other countries. What’s more, you can go on holiday to English-speaking countries.
To sum up, there are more advantages than disadvantages to learn this incredible language, although I think that everyone has to choose if they want or not. In general, it is important to speak a foreign language, especially to learn about other cultures.