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    Question Americans expect everyone else in the world to learn English

    what is the meaning of 'bold context' ?

    M: Does anyone know what we call someone who can speak two
    languages?
    W1: Bilingual.
    M: Correct. What do we call someone who can speak three languages?
    W2: Trilingual.
    M: Right. And what do we call someone who can speak just one
    language?
    W1: Uh, monolingual?
    M: No. We call them American (laughter). Actually, the stereotype
    that Americans expect everyone else in the world to learn English
    has begun to change. More university students are studying foreign
    languages than ever before --- one-point-four million.

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    Re: Americans expect everyone else in the world to learn English

    Actually, the stereotype that Americans expect everyone else in the world to learn English has begun to change.
    There is a stereotype. The stereotype is about Americans. People say that Americans expect everyone else to learn English.
    But more Americans are learning foreign languages than before. Therefore, the stereotype is changing (is beginning to change).

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    Re: Americans expect everyone else in the world to learn English

    A stereotype is a viewpoint that is commonly viewed or accepted, but may not be accurate or true.

    The stereotype is that Americans are monolingual (know only English). It is saying that the trend has changed. More university students are studying a foreign language.

    The fact is, many high schools in the United States require studying a second language. Although many do study a second language in high school, some forget through non-usage.

    A second language is now a very valuable commodity -- whether in America or abroad. The economic, political and social world is shrinking. Information exchange is much faster. Knowing a second language is a significant advantage.


    --lotus

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