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I am bilingual
My first language is spanish and english is my second language....and Its been a very long time since I spoke spanish because I got in trouble when I was little for speaking spanish to a spanish friend because a lot of teachers could not understand me.
Its been so long since I spoke spanish and My bisabuela only speaks spanish, she barely speaks english and I’m so rusty at it that I’m not confident in it at all anymore, I don’t even speak to kids that only speak spanish because I’m scared of making a mistake
They only thing I do for them is read over their work thats in spanish to translate it for them.
I can barely speak spanish anymore.
But I can read it just fine.
Quiero hablar español más 😞
Its kinda weird how I know so much of my language (vietnamese) even though I was never taught it and only time I’ve visited vietnam was when I was four. Even vietnamese people say my pronunciation and grammar is good.
I like The Asian Culture and Language everything in Asia is Amazing and I think it’s Ashamed that people look down or discriminate against people who want to speak their Native Language.
I am Currently Learning Lao,Thai and Tagalog
What’s so sad is that us Asians living in western countries our children and their children wouldn’t know that much of our culture and religion as we evolve around the country we are living in that we forget we are special and have our own origins that we are proud of . Sometimes we feel ashamed to have to speak our native language in front of other however we should feel proud as it makes us more unique
i can speak and understand telugu, but when i can’t pronounce certain words, or i only know them in english, i feel ashamed. i’m grateful that i can speak basic telugu, i just wish i could speak to my grandparents without that language barrier
Ever since I was young my grandma didn’t speak English, so I grew up speaking Hmong. I also have another language which is Mien but my dad was never in my life to help me learn that language and not a lot of people speak it.
For those who don’t know how to say
I love you in Japanese
Mum In Japanese is Okasan
And Dad is otousan.
For those who speak Japanese I’m using Siri to translate into Japanese, I do know Japanese my self..
When the Indian girl said. I love you. She actually spoke correctly. Cuz on screen they had it written for masculine gender but she used feminine gender by herself. Makes me think she knows Hindi a little.
I have a niece who is approximately 8 years old, born and raised in the Philippines who does not understand her native Filipino dialect over English (British at that).
She and I (being from the USA) are just going to get along fine when we meet for the first time in the flesh...
+Grace Chen Yes from birth or within the critical period... But suppose if they have grown up with both... Due to especially colonisation... Thus their mother tongue will be the language that their people have naturally helped created vs a colonial language or a language of the people of majority in their country
موھمد آیاں Ayan ಮೊಹಮ್ಮದ್ ಆಯಾನ್ دکھنی ದಖ್ನಿ “A first language, native language or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1), is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period. “
I know not every family does it, but I do believe being bilingual in America has to come from the parents. If the parents also speak English (to some degree) and communicate with the kids in English -- well that's it...that's the very likely end of the kids being bilingual.
Certainly we don't want to enforce a particular language at home, because then it may scare the kids into thinking they can't speak English for fear of punishment. But the parents do need to push a little also, to keep the non-English language to be in active use at home.
Whenever I’m in public with my cousin, we speak in Gujarati, and at school when we see someone that one of us or both of us hate, we trash talk them in Gujarati, as long as we say it with a smile, they think it’s a compliment when really I’m calling them a two faced snake with a voice of a two year old on a sugar high.
I am a Chinese Thai , my wife is from Shanghai , China . Our son (was born in Thailand) is able to speak Chinese ( Mandarin) and Thai fluently because his mom can only speak Chinese ( not a word in Thai language).
Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.