ABClatino Magazine Year 2 Issue 9 - Page 19


Bilingual Context

by Jessica Gamboa

Spanish, English, Portuguese, Chinese, Greman, etc... Do you speak more than one language? Are you really fluent in more than one language? Being a bilingual person in the States is a very common thing. It due to the fact that a huge number of the population came from other countries. To be able to communicate your ideas, feelings and even to dream in more than one language, it does not make people smarter. But it certainly opens a lot of windows and it gives us more opportunities all around the world. However, not everybody who is bilingual is completely fluent in the language; and also, no matter how long have you been speaking that foreign language, most of the bilingual people still have their foreign accent...

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