Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Reason for Foreign Language

On a television news article just a few minutes ago, they said that a court ruling in New Jersey now states that police must read a person's rights to them in a language they understand. If a drunk driver is pulled over, and his or her native language is Spanish, those rights must be told to the driver in Spanish.

They said that the police are brushing up on their languages. In New Jersey, there are over 150 languages spoken.

Currently, it's not known if this ruling will hold up, but it certainly gives another indication of the importance of studying foreign languages.

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