Will the "bilingual generation" program happen?

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Since: Aug 13

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 31, 2013
You know, the program where all classes are taught in english, except Spanish and social studies.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/05...

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
You know, the program where all classes are taught in english, except Spanish and social studies.
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/05...
http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...
http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...


why should all be in english?

Since: Aug 13

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 31, 2013
I'm against it personally. I think teir should be a more bilingual approach, but not english only.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
I'm against it personally. I think teir should be a more bilingual approach, but not english only.
How is it in your state?

You have to remember that in Puerto Rico, once we become a state, i.e. and gain sovereignty, we call the shots not the gringo.

All the gringo can do is speak English when in Puerto Rico, if it wants any service for their money, but if the gringo wants good service, he-she has to make an effort to speak our language, and if it wants GREAT service, the gringo will have to master it or continue bitchin' about us when you, people, return to your own state.

Since: Aug 13

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 31, 2013
Hey, I'm what you'd call a gringo, and what would you think if I moved to Puerto Rico, and learned Spanish, even if it was broken Spanish at first? And tried my best to master the language.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
Hey, I'm what you'd call a gringo, and what would you think if I moved to Puerto Rico, and learned Spanish, even if it was broken Spanish at first? And tried my best to master the language.
The same you would think about any Latin American newly arrived in your state who tries to communicate with you in broken English.

What would you think?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
Hey, I'm what you'd call a gringo, and what would you think if I moved to Puerto Rico, and learned Spanish, even if it was broken Spanish at first? And tried my best to master the language.
Hey, dont get me wrong.

We're both Americans outside the US and if anything happens to you, I'll try my best to help a fellow American.

But, domestically-i.e. within the US national boundaries, we're regional, at best, and as such differences will always surface.

I master both Spanish and English, and expect every American, anywhere in the US to do the same.

When I'm in the States, I speak Spanish only, until the gringo proves that is beyond their natural cultural racism, only then will I lapse into English.

Since: Aug 13

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Aug 31, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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The same you would think about any Latin American newly arrived in your state who tries to communicate with you in broken English.
What would you think?
I would be happy.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
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I would be happy.
Great, we both appreciate a good effort.

I've had tons of problems in our forum precisely for that same reason.

This forum used to be visited by gringos who, not only lived here, but due to the fact that they paid state taxes, they felt entitled to demand from us that we, islanders, speak English to them instead of they making some sort of effort in Spanish.

Most of them had been living here for decades on end.

You cant begin to imagine the fights.

Most of them ended moving back to the States.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
You know, the program where all classes are taught in english, except Spanish and social studies.
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/05...
http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...
http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/ne...
Does your state have a compulsory bilingual program where all classes are taught in Spanish except English and social studies?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Aug 31, 2013
Zebracow5 wrote:
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I would be happy.
Is your state an "English only" state?

Since: Aug 13

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 31, 2013
I'm not sure.
Allan

United States

#13 Aug 31, 2013
Gringo ACK ACK GRINGO , don't you get tired of being an ignorant fool ? and statehood means the majority rules and you get told what to do.You live in an ignorant fantasy world Jorge.
Allan

United States

#15 Aug 31, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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You should, since your interest lies in national languages.
which happens to be quite convenient for Jorge the hater to extoll his hatred/love of the US
Allan

United States

#18 Sep 1, 2013
LOL racist lol , gringo this and gringo that , you are just as ignorant as those you call racist. what gringo told you they refuse to learn "proper spanish" while they live here ? Idiocy from you seems to come easily

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#20 Sep 1, 2013
Dave-Lopes wrote:
Now what's the big deal????
Both need to be fully accepted in America because with you or without you both are here to stay forever.
Well said, this is the reality ... we should embrace it rather than ignore it.
Allan

Covington, GA

#21 Sep 1, 2013
I am still waiting for this list of gringos Jorge knows who don't want to learn spanish but live here in PR. And Dave, thee is little mind to explore, he is a liar , a biased hater and who knows what else? He makes PR look bad almost every day

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