I grew up without a choice. .
I grew up without a choice of becoming bilingual. .
Throughout my early years and through high school I had to go to English class. Was it my first choice? No. Did I get so excited to walk into a classroom where someone was talking weird about “short” and “long” vowel sounds? Nope. I was petrified, I was scared! Do I now think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me?
Then High School happened.
On came Shakespeare, Beowulf, and the Catcher in the Rye. Hard enough for English speakers and we had to read, dissect, analyze and look for analogies to life, deeper meanings. English literature hard stuff.
Today I’m super proud. I’m not just super proud this guy is graduating. That’s a given. I’m super proud this guy, listened to his mama and chose to continue to learn his mamas native language. Something I encouraged from birth and in a household were mostly english was spoken. .
Because as Charlemagne wisely stated, “To have another language is to possess a second soul”. Proud of you Joey in so many levels. Bilingualism is important, it opens doors you would never thought possible. Not only in the career world but it opens up social and cultural opportunities. It lets you interact with different people and understand the nuances of another culture. This will make you a better person. A more open, understanding and compassionate human being! .
Congrats on your Biliteracy Award! I couldn’t be any prouder!
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