I completely agree, but what is the meaning of "the mindset at CNN", do you detect a bias at CNN that favors allowing Mexican Immigrants to live in Spanish speaking ghettos cut off from the rest of American society. Seriously though, I am looking to go to CR for a month in March with my 3 year old and am wondering if my lack of language skills will be a big barrier to travel this phenomenal country? I hate playing charades-type games at home. Smoking in Costa Rica. As for where to go - that is really an individual choice. How is it that many Europeans and Asians speak multiple languages?
He starts to fall to one side, then rights himself, then relaxes again. I hope she continues with her Spanish and learns at least two other langugage, one being Chinese. Your daughter is right — speak English in America. But I love the miming idea…. It astonishes me you seem to be more concerned with preserving your heritage then the welfare of your child.
Ali Garland December 25, 5: This kid is essentially learn English language like a native now and if she is to learn a second language this is the best age to get it at home. But assuming that a sufficient knowledge of English read, write and speak the language is going to lift them off poverty and onto better jobs is a gross oversimplification. If you bring an English phrase book with you, that should help. Great suggestion about the pocket dictionary, that does sound very helpful. I'm sorry, but there is no master race of blond haired blue eyed white people.
Too many people dont speak English and make no effort to learn it which is absurd. It hurts me too to see Muslims misunderstood and hated too. It's good to know a second language, but keep it in Spanish class ect Rabbits have a complex language all their own. Often, they speak a second language usually English well enough to take all of their classes in their second language by the time they are in high school. The problem with Latinos is that they think everybody in US should speak Spanish and that Spanish should be the official language. Have traveled abroad, learned to say hi and bye, and have relied on someone picking up on their mediocre languages skills and speaking to them in English in order to communicate the most basic things.