Random thoughts occur in my head all the time and I can't control them, and one such thought is, in a global economy and with the internet and everything, should someone who can only understand a single language be considered literate? Then I had to ask myself, well, if someone only knows one language but has read a wide variety of books and studied numerous subjects, are they literate? Then I had to ask myself, so, what about people who only know one language and aren't into books, but they know how to read and write, are they literate? A quick google search led me to a UNESCO document about literacy: http://gaml.uis.unesco.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/4.6.1_07_4.6-defining-literacy.pdf Which in itself sounds pretty good, but in a world as complex as this one is, and with so much at stake for the future of our race and of all the other living things, is this a good enough definition? Speaking for myself, I only know English. I've taken a little German in college, and know a handful of words from various languages (most of them Indo-European). I like to play with Google Translate and learn dirty phrases from other cultures and such, like many of you probably. Then I thought, let's ask the good folks at the Guru3D forums, mainly because I can hope for replies from people from all over the globe. I believe some European countries with native languages other than English require kids to take English classes, yes? If you tried to do something like that with, say, Spanish in the US you'd have a bunch of hillbillies screaming "F**********CK YEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!! FREEEEEEEEDUUUUUMB!" or some such. They'd probably think it was prep for a Mexican Invasion. Thoughts?