Material Detail

"Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind" icon

Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind

Deborah Sharp's report in USA TODAY defines the need for the use of Spanish. She states that "Around the globe, more people speak Mandarin Chinese ? 885 million ? than any other language. Spanish is second, the first language of 332 million. About 322 million worldwide speak English as a first language." The site also includes a video clip which give a rationale for the need to speak Spanish in the USA today. In English. This is an excellent article for Foreign Language Week.


  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections (2) Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.