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ENGLISH ONLY? Language has always been an important part of a country’s culture and way of life. When the U.S. was founded, it was common to hear as many as 20 languages spoken along with many documents that were printed in different languages. There have been many debates over establishing a national language, and a movement arose that strives to establish English as the nation’s official language. This movement is known as the “…

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…an issue in the rights of these individuals. I agree that English as a second language should be taught in a natural, relaxed environment, “with the second language used in meaningful contexts rather than in repetitious drills of grammar and vocabulary” (Crawford). It would be hypocritical since Americans learn a foreign language using English. For these reasons I believe that English should not be the nation’s official language, and that bilingual education should continue.