As American tourism blossoms in Cuba, the government has begun requiring that high school and university students learn English, BBC New reports. In the past, students had been given the option between Russian or English — but that was during the Cold War era. Now that Cuba’s diplomatic relationships have changed and English-speaking tourists are flocking to the country, English is preferred.
For locals, learning English means getting a piece of tourist money, and there’s plenty to be earned. However, outdated technologies in the country are proving to be a challenge for teachers who are facing pressure from the government to make English the country’s second language.
The BBC has written a great article explaining how Cuba’s people are affected by both the tourism and learning English, which you can check out here.
If there’s one thing that really gets under Donald Trump’s skin, it’s being criticized.
He called out “Saturday Night Live” for being “biased” three times after their sketches imitated him and he most recently went after Meryl Streep for the acceptance speech she delivered at the Golden Globes when she threw digs at the President-Elect without mentioning his name once.
Which is why the following comes as a big surprise to many…
However, while we applaud Trump for diversifying some of the 4,000 government jobs he needs to fill, some are concerned to know that Palomarez who was very much against Trump will now be working for him. To this concern, Palomarez says that we must now work together.