Reading the essay “Why Foreign-Language Study Should Be Required” by Nia Tuckson, I came across few interesting thoughts and viewpoints. From one side I think it’s very important to know more than one language. A person can get a lot more opportunities simply by being bilingual. For example, by meeting new people and studying more about their culture, and there are more job offers for bilingual people. Simply when speaking another language, the same person is now worth two people and this deal is very profitable for businesses. In February 2011 United Press International published an article that quoted the following. “The researchers found students who spoke Russian and Hebrew demonstrated higher proficiency not only in English, but also in Hebrew. In the intelligence test, the gap was more than 7 percent on the side of the Russian speakers.” It is proven that if a person who is bilingual then it is easier for him to study more languages and their IQ tends to be on a higher-level then monolingual person. On the other hand, if the school requires students to learn the second language, then the pressure of simply making a student speaking another language results is some student hating bilingualism. For example I love reading books, but when my class required reading a book that I knew was a good book, I did not enjoy reading it simply because I was pressured to do it. Only after the school year was over I could pick up this book and enjoy reading it without any outside pressure. Personally I am very happy that through my life circumstances I learned a second language, this way I made more friends and learned a lot more stuff such as the American culture, and actually being involved in it. I hope that other people realize that knowing a second language will help them in life and make their life more diverse.