What country do you live in and if any, what languages are spoken there and/or taught in school?

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What country do you live in and what languages are spoken there and/or taught in school?


I live in Jamaica. Our native language is English; creole/patois is considered our dialect. In many schools, as early as Kindergarten kids are taught Spanish up until High School. I began learning Spanish in High School and had to do it for 4 years because I was "advanced". I also had to study French for two years in high school for the same reason.


How about you?

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Hi! I came from the Philippines. Our native language is Filipino (referred by others as Tagalog but the correct one is actually Filipino). We have a hundred more dialects in our country, but I speak the Bicol dialect from my hometown. The English language is introduced to us as early as toddlers that's why there are many Filipinos who are very fluent (diction and pronunciation) in English. Other Asian countries preferred hiring Filipinos as their tutors in English because they could be easily understood. 

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I live in the United States. The native language is English. In schools we have a wide variety of languages to choose from - Spanish, French, American Sign Language, German, Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Arabic, Korean, Russian etc... 


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I'm from the UK, most schools will teach French as a minimum for 5 years, my school also did German for any of the advanced French classes, and Latin for advanced English language classes.

Other schools in my area offered Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin, but usually students had to specifically request them as a subject.

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edz.conde wrote:
Hi! I came from the Philippines. Our native language is Filipino (referred by others as Tagalog but the correct one is actually Filipino). We have a hundred more dialects in our country, but I speak the Bicol dialect from my hometown. The English language is introduced to us as early as toddlers that's why there are many Filipinos who are very fluent (diction and pronunciation) in English. Other Asian countries preferred hiring Filipinos as their tutors in English because they could be easily understood.
That's cool. So do different places in the Philippines have a different dialect?

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Greg.Jones wrote:
I'm from the UK, most schools will teach French as a minimum for 5 years, my school also did German for any of the advanced French classes, and Latin for advanced English language classes.
Other schools in my area offered Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin, but usually students had to specifically request them as a subject.
LOL, well I didn't have a choice of the language. Besides, the only foreign languages that were being taught in high school were French and Spanish but they were just like "Hey, you're advanced and as such you'll be doing two foreign languages. Have fun!"

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Khadijah.Davis wrote:
I live in the United States. The native language is English. In schools we have a wide variety of languages to choose from - Spanish, French, American Sign Language, German, Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Arabic, Korean, Russian etc...
Wish I had that many options back in high school. What languages did you study?

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Roshane.Brooks wrote:

LOL, well I didn't have a choice of the language. Besides, the only foreign languages that were being taught in high school were French and Spanish but they were just like "Hey, you're advanced and as such you'll be doing two foreign languages. Have fun!"

Anyone in top set French basically got told "you now have to learn German too, in half the time because languages only count as one subject" it was a bit frustrating

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Roshane.Brooks wrote:
That's cool. So do different places in the Philippines have a different dialect?


We have more than 100. :) English is a required subject from grade school to college. Teachers use English textbooks for math and science too but the language used to teach is usually mixed -- English and/or the region's dialect.

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That's cool. So do different places in the Philippines have a different dialect?

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Yupz!... We have more than 100 that is why when you go to different places here, you will hear them talk in their dialect, though our universal language is Filipino (Tagalog). :)

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[quote name="edz.conde"]
That's cool. So do different places in the Philippines have a different dialect?
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Yupz!... We have more than 100 that is why when you go to different places here, you will hear them talk in their dialect, though our universal language is Filipino (Tagalog). :)
[/quote] LOL, weird question. Do you know Bretman Rock? He's Filipino but he lives in Hawaii, I don't get it. 


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Roshane.Brooks wrote:

Khadijah.Davis wrote:

I live in the United States. The native language is English. In schools we have a wide variety of languages to choose from - Spanish, French, American Sign Language, German, Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Arabic, Korean, Russian etc...

Wish I had that many options back in high school. What languages did you study?

Only Spanish at the time I was more into Art and Science lol


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LOL, weird question. Do you know Bretman Rock? He's Filipino but he lives in Hawaii, I don't get it.


LOL, That's really a weird one. 


Do you mean to say that you don't get it why he is Filipino but he's residing in Hawaii? Maybe he has a very personal reason? Or maybe he has the same reason with the many Chinese and American people living here in our country despite not being a Filipino? 


Actually I just know him a while ago after searching the net. He is indeed a Filipino and resides in Hawaii since 7 years old. The reason of his staying there is not given, but is he so important that we should know the reason why? heheh

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edz.conde wrote:
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LOL, weird question. Do you know Bretman Rock? He's Filipino but he lives in Hawaii, I don't get it.

LOL, That's really a weird one.
Do you mean to say that you don't get it why he is Filipino but he's residing in Hawaii? Maybe he has a very personal reason? Or maybe he has the same reason with the many Chinese and American people living here in our country despite not being a Filipino?
Actually I just know him a while ago after searching the net. He is indeed a Filipino and resides in Hawaii since 7 years old. The reason of his staying there is not given, but is he so important that we should know the reason why? heheh


HAHA, I'm sorry I don't mean he's so important but it was just a thought. I actually didn't know he was Filipino until yesterday.

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Haha... Ok Roshane, clarifications are taken already. Haha, at least I have known a "kababayan" who is famous online. 

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Dominican Republic, spanish is the official language and the one taught in public schools (there are 2 and 3 languages private schools) but I think they are just about to add english clases.

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Ukraine, ukrainian is the official, foreign languages: english, german, polish, russian.

I can help with Russian and Ukrainian languages

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