In USA mastering English is important for immigrants to get exploit better opportunities and to find ideal professional and financial success. There are numerous opportunities if a person can speak English fluently. According to (Jeanne et al., n.p, 2016) more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies hired first and second-generation immigrants who speak English fluently lead these companies to higher financial positions. There is a strong connection between second language fluency and the success of the international community. In the USA and other English speaking countries mastering English enables immigrants to change their dreams. Limited English proficient population (LEP) are less educated and having problems to get better jobs. They are more likely to live in poverty due to communication barriers.
The USA is historically a country of immigrants with a diverse array of languages. People migrated from Europe in the 18th and 19th century speaks their language such as German, French, and Spanish, etc. Similarly, other major immigrants’ languages in the USA are Arabic, Chinese, African languages, Hindi and Filipino. Speaking their native language at home and limited English proficiency also have adverse mental effects such as depression, isolation, and limited social network. Knowledge of more languages can open many opportunities and a person can enjoy life to make different friends and learn about diverse cultures.
According to Rumbaut and Massey, (2013) the third generation (Alba, 2004) immigrant population is replacing their mother tongue by English monolinguals. These children are speaking English at home and they rose as monolingual adults. These include 92 percent Asian, Hispanic and Africans. These adults born and raised in the USA and speak English has opened more opportunities to achieve their dream jobs. Bilingual immigrants can easily adjust to the new environment and get better jobs.
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