I’ve been considering just who language acquisition would benefit the most.
Not English speakers. English speakers have no real economic incentive. English is what people wish to gain. And so as numbers go, and drive, we’re looking at places such as China, India, South East Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. The Japanese, although they value education in general, are not as motivated.
And so really I should concentrate on an English acquisition booklet that could be easily translated. Only when they see just how easily others learn their tongue are English speakers likely to pick up another language too.