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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes- people who come here should learn English -- Votes: 64
    • No- we need to help others who cannot understand English -- Votes: 26
    • Other- Explain -- Votes: 9
user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" I just noticed you live in Katy. You're not far from me at all. We didn't learn vosotros in high school cuz my teacher said it was mostly used in Spain."


I was born in Katy. Grew up in Cypress :)

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" I was born in Anchorage. Went to kindergarten ... [snip!] ... fun to read. It's not stellar writing, but it's fun because he describes places in the book like the captain cook and 5th ave."


I was only 7 when I left so I don't really remember much.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting FroggysMommy:" I was born in Katy. Grew up in Cypress :)"


They're both not far from Houston at all.

Bangtail 50 kids; Houston, TX, United States 7754 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" They're both not far from Houston at all."</blockquote>




They basically are houston. For both its hard to tell where one city limit ends and the other begins. Days like today, though, make me hate Katy. I-10 is such a beast.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Mama J♡:" You can't expect an older person to instantly learn a new language!, Remember with kids its a different ... [snip!] ... with kids its a different situation, They learn very quick! as an older person maybe 40+ years old, It's not going to be easy."


It will take time. But they can do it. My grandpa came here from Greece without knowing a word of english and he did it. He still had a strong accent ofcourse.. but he could speak english. My mom also taught ESL classes teaching adults english and helping them (the classes were free too!). So adults do try.. it may not be right away and a fast thing, which is fine. But I think if you come here you should try. I have a greek aunt who has been here years and hardly speaks ANY english. She hasn't tried and has no desire to speak it either. Everyone has told her she should.. she never knows how to ask for help if she's out and neeeds directions or anything she always wants someone to go with her. She's also very weird about Americans she thinks greeks are tons better and blah blah blah. Although she wants to live here in America and not in Greece.

Mama J♡ Due February 24 (boy); 3 kids; Arizona 3116 posts
Dec 3rd '12

i totally undestand your point. My mom at her 48 years old she's going to english classes every tuesday and thursday.
My dad in the other hand, he can speak english at a 85%.

Harlot O'Scara Japan 78 posts
Dec 3rd '12

I have opinions from both sides of this argument.



On one hand, i think anyone should at least try their best to become skilled (maybe not fluent, but at least conversational) in the language of the country they are moving to.



However, I urge some of you to take a step back and realize how pompous and arrogant Americans are lol. I mean, most countries around the world have at least portions of the population that speak English. When Americans visit other countries, they often get frustrated when people don't speak English, but then will turn around and have a "SPEAK ENGLISH OR GET OUT" attitude about immigrants to America.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" They're both not far from Houston at ... [snip!] ... hard to tell where one city limit ends and the other begins. Days like today, though, make me hate Katy. I-10 is such a beast."


I've only been to Katy once. That was on my bf's birthday 3 months ago. We went to this restaurant called Lupe Tortilla then The Alamo Drafthouse. It was a fun time. I don't have a car at the moment though so I don't really experience Houston traffic.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Harlot O'Scara:" I have opinions from both sides of this argument. On one hand, i think anyone should at least try their ... [snip!] ... don't speak English, but then will turn around and have a "SPEAK ENGLISH OR GET OUT" attitude about immigrants to America. "


:!:

Bangtail 50 kids; Houston, TX, United States 7754 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" I've only been to Katy once. That was on my bf's birthday 3 months ago. We went to this restaurant called ... [snip!] ... The Alamo Drafthouse. It was a fun time. I don't have a car at the moment though so I don't really experience Houston traffic."</blockquote>



My husbands old job was downtown at the Wellsfargo Plaza and mine was just east of downtown pretty much in the fifth ward so we dealt with it everyday. Even carpooling it was not uncommon for our commute to be two hours one way, especially if there was an accident. Our poor kids spent 12 hours a day at daycare.



Now that I homeschool, I don't have to deal with it much. Only when we go on field trips am I reminded of why I quit that job!

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" I've only been to Katy once. That was ... [snip!] ... Now that I homeschool, I don't have to deal with it much. Only when we go on field trips am I reminded of why I quit that job!"


Yeah SO and I try not to go anywhere during peak traffic times. We've gotten caught up in it a few times though and it sucks.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
Dec 3rd '12

Sorry to jump in,but I live in Houston and I can't stand the traffic :x I'm moving to the woodlands soon, it's like right outside of Houston, I hope the traffic isn't as bad there.

user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" They're both not far from Houston at all."


Oh I know! I took art classes in Houston. I believe my preschool was in Houston too. My Dad worked at IBM, I went to Creme de la Creme. I loved how much land we had in Texas... oh my lord it was ridiculous!!!

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
Dec 3rd '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Sorry to jump in,but I live in Houston and I can't stand the traffic :x I'm moving to the woodlands soon, it's like right outside of Houston, I hope the traffic isn't as bad there."


The Woodlands is the rich part of town lol. I'm near Willowbrook right now.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
Dec 3rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:</b>" The Woodlands is the rich part of town lol. I'm near Willowbrook right now."</blockquote>



Yeah lol I know. I think I'm going to be living in one of the "worse" areas though, I can't afford those huge houses.