Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan
which is why Europe, Belgium for an example require HS students to learn 3 additional languges.... Dutch, German or French and English...those are in addition to Flemish which is their language
I'm not sure Belgium is a good example, given they can barely form governments anymore because of the French/Flemish divide.
I agree with everyone that English should be encouraged for citizenship. I think it's a bit unrealistic. As others have said, assimilation tends to come from the children.
The nature of immigration is that you're not going to get a massive wave of immigration from the well educated, developed areas of the world where English is taught from a little age.
It's important to set standards but keep them realistic.