Dear Gaila - Is speaking English unpatriotic?

March 30, 2016

Dear Gaila,


Is it unpatriotic to speak English to my child while living here in Israel?


Staunch Patriot


Dear Israeli Patriot,


Not at all!

The opposite is true! By speaking English to your child the entire gamut of careers is open to him - he can be a diplomat, develop the latest app like Waze, discover a medicine to cure cancer or MS! None of this can be done without a strong working knowledge of the English language.

Knowing English not only enables your child to do whatever he dreams – it makes your child even more valuable to Israel's future economic development! Watch this video of our Minister of Education about the importance of learning English.

Be a true patriot – teach your child English!



Gaila has over 40 year of experience teaching and runs A.H.A.V.A., a non-profit to promote English literacy. Would you like to ask Gaila a question? Email us at or send us a message. Look out for more Dear Gaila columns

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