Video: This Poet Powerfully Captures the Struggle of Latinos Who Can’t Speak Spanish

21/01/2019

Many of us attribute immigrant cultural identity to speaking another home language. As an immigrant, I know how difficult it is to transmit my birth language to my US-born child. It takes dedication, commitment, resources, and the cooperation of a child to achieve mastery in the parent’s language. So, how does a child that is seen as part of my cultural group because of my accent self-identify? And how does a child who may not master the parent language feel about the missing language? The second generation immigrant cultural and linguistic identity issue is very personal to me, and I enjoyed finding the featured author at http://remezcla.com/features/culture/8-confessions-of-my-tongue/

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Does Your Language Influence How You Think?

09/01/2019

I believe it does, just my disclaimer. But don’t take my word for it. Read more at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-your-language-influence-how-you-think/


How language classes breed empathy

06/01/2019

Who of us would not agree with the above statement? More at https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2018/11/15/how-language-classes-breed-empathy-2/


About losing familiarity with the native language

01/01/2019

A moving report at http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2018/11/29/usc-students-open-up-about-losing-familiarity-with-their-native-language/


Culture Corner: How culture influences children’s development

20/12/2018

A relevant topic for our many multicultural families at https://theconversation.com/how-culture-influences-childrens-development-99791


Multilingual Families: Does it work?

01/12/2018

Read Meet One Family That Speaks Greek, Swedish And English At Home at http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/07/20/multilingual-family-kids-greek-swedish-english


Why it’s okay for bilingual children to mix languages

01/12/2018

Have you ever encountered colleagues who do not approve of mixing languages? Share this with them? https://theconversation.com/why-its-okay-for-bilingual-children-to-mix-languages-97448


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