English Proficiency Falters Among the French – NYTimes.com


English Proficiency Falters Among the French – NYTimes.com. The glaringly absent question in this article is how French attitudes toward anything not French factors in. Americans, of course, aren’t in a position to really say anything because the attitudes there toward learning other languages is such that very few Americans whose ancestors have been in the US for more than a couple of generations make any attempt to learn another language and there tends to be a resentment in America toward anyone who uses another language in public. And, frankly, many are just getting sick of having to “Press 1 for English.”