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Equal goes it loose - Wie viel Englisch sollte man können?

Kürzlich war ja wieder die Kenntnis der englischen Sprache Thema. Alle haben sich lustig gemacht über Westerwelle und Oettinger (unser neuer "Öhörp"-Abgeordneter). Bei soviel Sprachkunst ließ der Spott natürlich nicht lange auf sich warten, sei es nun TV Total, extra3 oder Harald Schmidt. (Jetzt ist wieder der richtige Harald-Schmidt-Link da)



Köstlich amüsiert habe ich mich auch über den armen Sachsen, der letzte Woche Latoya Jacksons Rede in der Semperoper live übersetzte, oder es zumindest versuchte:



Doch wir sind beim besten Willen nicht allein. Die Bulgaren ärgern sich über ihre Abgeordnete Rumiana Jeleva, welche sowohl mit schlechtem Englisch als auch ominösen Korruptionsgerüchten von sich reden macht.

Doch die Frage stellt sich für uns alle - wie viel Englisch sollte man sprechen können in unserer Gesellschaft? Und bedroht zu viel Englisch möglicherweise die Konsistenz der deutschen Sprache? Letztes Jahr wollte die CDU deswegen sogar die deutsche Sprache ins Grundgesetz aufnehmen, inzwischen ist die Diskussion darüber im Sand verlaufen. Jetzt macht Verkehrsminister Ramsauer Schlagzeilen, der die Anglizismen in seinem Ministerium und an Bahnhöfen eindämmen will.

Ich denke, hier werden zwei grundlegend verschiedene Sachen oft verwechselt. Zum Einen sind da die Anglizismen im Alltag, sei es nun "Back Shop", "Service Point" oder einfach nur "Laptop" (ganz schlimm auch unter Frisören). Diese gehen mir auch auf den Keks, sind aber beim besten Willen keine Bedrohung für die deutsche Sprache. Ich benutze auch nicht gerne die Begriffe Handy und Computer sondern sage lieber Telefon und Rechner.

Zum anderen wäre da das Beherrschen der richtigen englischen Sprache, und da sieht es in Deutschland recht düster aus (zugegeben, in Südeuropa noch düsterer).

Man muss sich ganz genau klar machen: die zunehmend globalisierte Welt kommt, ob man das nun will oder nicht. Und die Sprache dieser Welt ist Englisch. Schon heute ist man in vielen Berufen ohne gute Englischkenntnisse aufgeschmissen, wie soll es dann erst in 50 Jahren aussehen? Heute legen wir die wichtigsten Bausteine in der Bildung für die nächste und übernächste Generation. Und nie wieder hat man so gute Hirnleistungen wie als Kind, um Fremdsprachen zu lernen.

Sicher, als Aldi-Kassierer und ZDF-Gucker wird man auch in 50 Jahren mit wenig Englisch gut auskommen. Doch Globalisierung ist nicht nur etwas wirtschaftliches, sondern auch kulturelles und soziales. Für mich ist dieser Aspekt genauso wichtig, wenn nicht sogar noch wichtiger als der berufliche. Ohne Englisch bleiben einem die schönsten Perlen der Weltliteratur, die besten Filme und lustigste Comedy auf immer verborgen. Zugegeben, manches kann man übersetzen und synchronisieren, aber längst nicht alles und niemals perfekt. George Carlin, Ricky Gervais, Bill Cosby, Penn&Teller, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher - die machen alle nur im Original Sinn (deutsche Comedians sind in meine Augen sowieso nur noch peinlich und unlustig - "Hier ick hab 'ne Freundin!! 'ne Freundin! Weeste? Weeste?" - zum Kotzen!). Auch in globalen Freundschaften, Diskussionen und Veranstaltungen wird Englisch eine immer wichtigere Rolle einnehmen, angetrieben vor allem durch das Internet. Und nicht zuletzt ist Englisch - neben Mathematik - in der Naturwissenschaft die Sprache aller Sprachen, wer weder das eine noch das andere kann, darf auch nicht mitdiskutieren, Punkt.

Ich persönlich befürworte so viel Englisch, wie nur irgendwie möglich ist. Verpflichtender Unterricht ab der ersten Klasse, weitere Fächer auf Englisch (z.B. Mathematik oder Geografie), mehr unsynchronisierte Filme im TV, mehr attraktive Angebote für Schüleraustausche und Sprachreisen.

Alles andere beeinträchtigt die Zukunft unserer Kinder stärker, als wir vielleicht glauben. Wird dadurch eine Schwemme von Service Points und Shower Gels unseren Alltag ruinieren? Ich glaube nicht. Für mich ist gutes Englisch absolut kompatibel mit der Liebe zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur.


PS: Diesen Kommentar habe ich gerade bei youtube unterhalb des Oettinger-Videos gesehen:
"If you would stop dubbing your films and TV shows, germans wouldn't be so bad at english. When I was in Germany it was hard to find anyone that could express themselves in English. It's not my first language either, but I can communicate in English without much trouble. It's important to note that in countries where dubbing is not used, English fluency or semi-fluency is significantly greater. Plus, dubbing just fucking sucks anyway."
Ähnliches habe ich schon öfters von anderen Deutschland-Besuchern gehört. Eingestellt von um

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    Was die Sache angeht, wie gut Deutsche Englisch sprechen oder nicht und was da andere von uns denken, ich hab die Erfahrung gemacht, dass das stark von deren Englischkenntnissen abhängt. Schweden z.B. denken von uns eher als schlecht in Englisch, weil es für so durch die Bank normal ist, Englisch sehr gut zu beherrschen, Franzosen sehen das meist eher andersrum. Und Amerikaner/Australier sind eh oft davon begeistert, dass andere Leute einigermaßen flüssig in ihrer Sprache sprechen und sie so überall weiterkommen. Aber was die Sache mit dem Synchronisieren angeht, ja das ist schlimm, sehr schlimm. Dabei sollte es z.B. beim digitalen TV doch kein Problem sein, beide Tonspuren anzubieten.

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New York er et av de aller mest populære reisemålene for nordmenn, og for mange er det shoppingen som er målet for reisen. Her guider vi deg til noen av våre favorittbutikker i The Big Apple.

Converse Flagship Store

For mange er et par nye Converse en selvfølge når man er i USA, og når du kan få dem til en tredjedel av prisen du betaler hjemme er ikke det så rart. Uansett om du er ute etter en av de mest populære modellene eller om du vil være med å skape din egen modell så er Converse Flagship Store ditt beste alternativ.
Hvor: 560 Broadway (på hjørnet av Prince Street).

Lululemon

Er du ute etter behagelige treningsklær som ikke ser ut som alt annet du finner i vanlige sportsbutikker skal du sette kursen mot Lululemon. De har klær for både menn og kvinner, og er spesielt bra på yogaklær. De har flere butikker på Manhattan, men den som ligger ved Union Square er en av de beste.
Hvor: 15 Union Square West.

Limelight Marketplace

I en gammel kirke som har vært en nattklubb er det nå blitt en liten shoppinghimmel med klær, tilbehør, innredning og restauranter. Ligger i bydelen Chelsea og er et gullkorn som det er lett å gå glipp av om man ikke vet hvor man skal.
Hvor: 656 Avenue of the Americas (6th Av.).

INA

Sugen på en Chanel-veske eller kanskje et par Louboutin-sko, men vil ikke betale full pris? Da er second hand-butikken INA et sikkert kort. Høye priser for å være second hand, men billigere enn å kjøpe nytt, og mye av bra kvalitet. De har flere butikker i New York, men i Noho avdelinger for både menn og kvinner.
Hvor: 15 Bleecker Street (Noho)

Sephora

Alt du kan tenke deg av make-up og skjønnhetsprodukter finner du hos Sephora. De har også mange merker som ikke er mulig å få tak på i Norge, som Urban Decay og Fresh. Gå ikke inn uten å ha god tid for her er det mye du må ha. Det finnes 17 butikker på Manhattan, den på Times Square har åpent til klokken 24.00 hver dag.
Hvor: Times Square 42nd Street & 7th Avenue.

Yellow Rat Bastard

Streetstyle og skateklær på sitt beste finner du hos Yellow Rat Bastard i Soho. De har utrolig mange merker, mye som ikke finnes i Norge, og selvfølgelig til mye bedre priser.
Hvor: 483 Broadway (mellom Broome Street & Grand Street).

ABC Carpet & Home

10 etasjer med innredning fra hele verden er hva du finner her. Kanskje må du bestille frakt hjem til Norge for her er det er lett å kjøpe for mye.
Hvor: 888 & 881 Broadway ved East 19th Street.

Intermix

Vil du kjøpe designermerker og siste mote er Intermix kanskje ditt beste valg på Manhattan. Her samles merker som Mulberry, Balmain, Rag & Bone og mange fler. De har seks butikker på Manhattan, men en favoritt er den som ligger i Meatpacking District.
Hvor: 812 Washington Street.

The Market NYC

Er du ute etter spesielle plagg og smykker som ingen andre har skal du sette kursen mot The Market NYC. Her selger “up & coming” designere sine kreasjoner, og det er bare åpent fra fredag til søndag.
Hvor: 328 West 14th Street (ved Union Square).

Niketown

Nike er et amerikansk merke og derfor er prisene mye lavere enn i Norge. Den største butikken de har ligger på Manhattan og heter Niketown. Flere etasjer med ALT som er Nike – du kan til og med designe dine egne Nike-sko.
Hvor: 6 East 57th Street.

Henri Bendel

Det er vanskelig å komme tomhendt ut fra Henri Bendel som er eksperten over noen når det kommer til accessoirer, sminke og gaveartikler. Et ikon i shoppingmekkaet New York som åpnet allerede i 1895.
Hvor: 712 Fifth Avenue.

J&R Music and Computerworld

Skal du kjøpe teknikkvarer når du er i USA er det bra å gjøre det hos en forhandler med godt rykte som ikke stenger uken etter at du har kjøpt et nytt kamera. J&R er som en leketøysbutikk for voksne og en selvfølge for den teknikkinteresserte. Best utvalg og best pris.
Hvor: 23 Park Row (Downtown).

Beacon`s Closet

Lenge har man vært nødt til å dra over til Brooklyn for å handle på populære Beacon`s Closet, men nå har de også åpnet på Manhattan. Fantastisk second hand – sortert etter farge slik at det blir lettere å finne det du er ute etter.
Hvor: 10 West 13th Street (mellom West Village og Gramercy Park).

Ricky´s NYC

Sminke, hårprodukter, løsøyenvipper, hårbørster og kostymer får du kjøpt hos Ricky´s NYC. Det er en litt kaotisk butikk, men det er absolutt verdt å legge litt tid her. Deres største butikk ligger ikke så langt fra Times Square, men de har butikker på hele Manhattan.
Hvor: 509 Fifth Avenue (Flagship Store).

The Shops at Columbus Circle

Det finnes ikke mange kjøpesenter på Manhattan, men et av de bedre er The Shops at Columbus Circle rett ved Central Parks vestre hjørne. Her kan du shoppe sminke på Sephora, klær på J.Crew og Armani Exchange eller innredning og kjøkkentilbehør på Williams-Sonoma for å nevne noe.
Hvor: 10 Columbus Circle.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Cirka en time fra Manhattan med bil eller buss finner du et enormt vareutsalg med hele 220 butikker. Her finner du Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Nike, Michael Kors, Longchamps, Swarovski, Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Converse med flere til rabatterte priser. Vær forberedt på å tilbringe en hel dag på dette omfangsrike “outlet”.
Hvor: 498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley

The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens

The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens er et mindre “outlet”, med noe færre butikker, men du kan lett spandere en hel dag her også. Her finner du noe mindre eksklusive butikker som GUESS, Victoria's Secret, Juicy Couture, Converse, GAP, Nike, Footlocker med flere. Bussen fra Manhattan tar cirka en time.
Hvor: NJ Turnpike Exit 13A, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, New Jersey


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