Friday, August 3, 2018

'Speak English'

LATimes: I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her. (read) (video)
“You don’t need to worry about my child,” I told her. She speaks English, Armenian and Spanish and is learning a fourth language.
“How many languages do you speak?” I asked.
“I speak Een-glish,” she told me, hand on hip. “That’s what matters.”
Then she asked how well my daughter could know any of her languages — to which I replied, smiling, “You would be surprised.”
That evening, with a mix of emotions, I described the encounter on Twitter.
What came next stunned me... (read more)

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