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Same here. I ended up speaking english, dutch and a smattering of Norwegian and French. It was a weird time in my life, since I was essentially learning 3 languages at the same time.
More often than not it's Swedes, Belgians and Finns that are trilingual.
Swedes speaking Swedish, understanding Norwegian and speaking English.
Belgians (strictly Flemish) speaking Flemish (Dutch dialect), French and English.
Finns speaking Finnish, Swedish(The rich Swedish minority have the Finns learn Swedish instead of vice-versa) and English.
I speak English, French and Welsh (basic understanding in a few others) but that's because Welsh and French were mandatory classes in my school for several years.
French and English are mandatory for years in my country too and I can assure you nobody learns shit. My English is self-taught and the only French I know is because I was lucky enough to had a good teacher for two years but the other 4 I had French not only I didn't learn shit but I also forgot the decent French level I had.
Languages being mandatory don't mean crap unless you can actually teach them correctly, which most of the time isn't the case.
My teachers were pretty good, mostly due to the student's willingness to learn.
Yeah sometimes students not giving a flying fuck about learning is hard but in my case for example not even I, that I always wanted to learn, did learn a lot. We had to always go back to whatever we were taught the previous year because nobody remembered it, so we get to the point where in English for example in the last year of highschool we are still learning super basic stuff like present simple or past simple because nobody remembered. The problem is, even if students learn, they don't practice in vacations so from one year to the other one they'll automatically forget everything they learned.
This happens in Israel a lot too. People immigrate from all over the world, so a lot of people have to learn the local hebrew language, english and they usually know one of their own languages. Mostly arabic, russian, spanish, nigger and french.
Well that depends on what do you mean by "mexican kids"; if they are kids that came straight from Mexico (which I doubt), then they very likely do know Spanish. If you mean kids that look latino but were born from Mexican parents (making them Mexicans by law as well as Americans), then it's likely that their parents didn't see a reason to teach them.
There's also the shameful chance that, as many chicanos, they become dicks at their own roots and decide to stop speaking Spanish even if they know it and gloat about being in America by only speaking English (which happens a lot).
I was a foreign exchange student in this one academy that was super exclusive like all we did was like meditate and shit it was weird some kids thought they could like move shit with their mind or whatever anyways I was sick one day and apparently this guy who really hates sand came in and murdered all my classmates while I was home sick so they just sent me back to my home in High Ground, Massachusetts were they said I'd be safe for some reason as if that guy was even gonna try it
Yeah, I looked into this once. It's mostly the fact that English is 100% expected in America and it's the unofficial business language of the world. Most immigrants don't teach kids their mother tongue because they want their kids to integrate better into society
they do make fun of accents and other languages in some parts here
. Additinally, most Americans don't have exposure to different languages daily due to geographical location
ie, Europe and other locations are small and clustered, which gives daily exposure to different cultures and languages
In my case, I was taught Spanish at home by my mother, but the school system forced me to speak only English at school and in order to help me, my mother told me to talk in English at home as well. Over time, my Spanish fluency declined until I took college level classes in high school.
It's a sad fact of America, but looking at the factors, it does seem a bit logical why many of us aren't bilingual or more.
Not taught in our classes as much, and maybe because, day to day, we have so little contact with people who speak other languages. The problem really might be geography as much as it is our schools.
From our (spaniard) point of view, the only people in America who knows how to speak spanish are spaniard immigrants and a handfull of north-americans. For some of us, mexican dubbed films or series makes our ears bleed.
Hard thing to say when ome of our regional accents (especially in Andalusia and Extremadura) are almost incomprehensible.
So lazy they don't even learn their own language. It's beautiful. Like a black guy going back in time to be his own father, just to leave.
The fuck? It's perfectly normal for American-born kids to not know their mother tongue. I don't know Czech or German, neither did my grandparents who were all children of immigrants born in America.
Fuck off with your shit.
cultural differences are a bitch.
europeans put a lot more value to their nationality than americans do
we have been at war with one another for nearly 2000 years straight.you cant be from two nationality to us. you pick a side and you stay with it
. thats why he is baffled that someone who says he is (like you for instance) Czech/german-american doesnt know how to speak the language. because we see you as being german/Czech who lives in america rather than an american with his roots in Czech/germanny.
It's not so much about "picking a side" or anything but I think teaching your language to your kid if you're in a foreign country is something important. It keeps the kid in touch with their roots, it doesn't take a lot of effort (just talk to them in your language when they are growing up, they'll learn) and with just that you're giving the kid the chance of being able to communicate with your side of the family, being able to visit the country or work there if they want to.
I'm Spanish, I'll probably move out of here and if I ever have a kid in a foreign country, I'll be damn sure to teach them Spanish. Not because I feel particularly patriotic or anything but because teaching a language is something that opens a lot of doors, won't hurt the kid whatsoever (they will be able to learn the language of the country normally watching TV or at school) and has a lot of advantages overall.
Parents have a very hand in their children's attitude. It could be the parents are lazy and don't give a shit about teaching their kid but it could also be that the parents think it's better that their kid grows up knowing only english well then they can learn other languages as they grow up.
My step-mom is Chilean and her mom immigrated her before she was born, and didn't let her or her siblings learn Spanish growing up because she wanted them to integrate better in the US.
thats dumb as fuck. straight up.
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