which people? specify please. Otherwise consider the economic advantages for the languages mentioned of not your first language. Lot of business done in english, spanish, russian and old cultural pattern of educated learning French with German a "trade language' for many scientists, aircraft engineers- want to work in the field , learn old teachers lessons in his language as in Werner Von Brauns if you want to go 'out to launch' . African language if a european wants to do some dealings in africa, Kikuyu or Nandi or Zulu might be usefull-- butch Portuguese is language in educated Angola, Dutch for South Africa is close to Afrikaans and English for old Commonwealth countries. Japanese, Chinese and Arabic learned by europeans and americans so they can understand business aquaintences when they slip into native language, discuss something-- better for american that can speak that language to hear remarks about nearest whore house, know he isn't being called phucking idiot- it is dumb assed whore that won't do Anal for standard price, not that he is going to get reamed on deal.