Which are the 3 most important languages?

Baldewin   Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 pm GMT
Anyway, the children who leave that (private) school have to do their exams in from of a Commission. They nearly all leave succesfully. Some have end up as a lawyer, physician, engineer, musician, etc...
Also, these children end up having read the Classics. They also have access to historical writings in Latin. For instance: did you know that even Isaac Newton, Godfried Leibniz, Baruch Spinoza, etc... all wrote in Latin? People who study maths or sciences and want to know the history behind it eventually read these works.
latino   Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:54 pm GMT

One of the engines of the history is the economy. From this point of view your offer is uneconomical and therefore difficultly realizable for not saying impossibly.

In addition the world is very much big that EU.
Baldewin   Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:58 pm GMT
Yes, concurrence is also the motor that has made Europe as glorious as it us. But still, nowadays the nationalisms from inside (which - I know - cannot be wished away) are rather a weakness of Europe.
opinion   Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:03 pm GMT
Plattduutsch, Galego,Brezhoneg.
Baldewin   Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:04 pm GMT
Afrikaans will be the next world language. By extension Dutch will take over. The day will come that the whole world learns Dutch.
poiu   Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:52 pm GMT
Maltese, Faroese, Basque and Spanish
?   Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:53 pm GMT
Have you taken something strange?
Baldewin   Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:11 pm GMT
Moenie vervuil ons die ore met dat Engels nie.
/   Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:21 am GMT
The 3 most important languages are English, French, German.

In Europe, English, German, French, and Italian, but you are also in the World.
Us   Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:54 am GMT
The 3 most important languages are English, French and Russian.

In Europe, German, French, and English but you are also in the World.
Michael   Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:58 am GMT
The three most important languages to learn would have to be English, French, and Russian.

Let's face it, no one wants or needs to learn Chinese.

If you come into contact with the Chinese; they're most likely going to speak English.

Why go through all the stress of learning Chinese characters if it's not neccesary?

English of course is important because it's the world language.

French is the world's second most important language, it's spoken widely around the world, and it's a precise language therefore a very effective tool for communication, so why not?

Spanish sounds like singsongy and an important useful language to learn. Not only will you have it, but you'll find yourself using it most in Latin America than you think.
latinois   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:01 am GMT
2010: English, French and Russian.

2030: American English, language of North America (Canadian French) and Russian.

2050: " langue des Francophones", Russian and globish.
Badewin   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:03 am GMT
French will regain from English the throne. Also, Europe will rather revive Latin than ever use Esperanto. Greek is also nice, but in the Renaissance they've decided to use Latin so that's our historical language.
I know that in that secondary school in Castilia where there's Latin immersion (in Castilia you are allowed to do this, not in Catalonia), they also study Ancient Greek in Latin (because the structure of the language differs little).
Mayhap this might be our future, seeing that even children from a working class family can be taught to speak Modern Latin.
Franck   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:04 am GMT
English , French and Russian.
Ribi   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:09 am GMT
If you are going to study another language, these are your most obvious choices: English, French and Russian, in that order.

These are the three standard translations of most of the official and/or important business documents and transactions in the world. In USA French is spoken as a foreign language by 10% of citizens, around 2.5 million speak it as their first language and most according to survey, it is the preferred foreing language to learn. If you speak English and/or French you can interact in all continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia and Oceania and North/South America.

Russian is added as a very important language becuse of Reussia and Ex-Soviet states more than any other, but it's true, it's a beautiful language and you'll it enjoy while speaking.