My first language is Spanish and English is my second language. Sometimes I feel more comfortable talking in Spanish and sometimes I only feel comfortable talking in English. It really depends where I am and who am I talking to. I had problems at school when I tried talking in Spanish to some of my friends, there was always a random person coming to me to stop speaking Spanish, because we are only supposed to speak “English” here. I feel good about myself for speaking two languages, I don’t feel embarrassed to embrace my culture. My language represents who I am as a person.
A lot of non Spanish speakers think that Spanish is really hard to learn and that the ones that speak it , talk really fast. But just like with any other language , there’s different accents . I’m from Mexico , from the north . My accent is different compared with some members of my family from the south. even though I considered myself fluent in Spanish , there’s still some words that I have trouble understanding.
I don’ think that Spanish is seen as a prestigue from a higher status, not even the people. I feel like we are always seen as less or as not educated. But like I said before, Spanish is part of me and I always love embracing my culture.English has also become now part of me and my thoughts are always in English, my notes and the shows that I watch are also in English. So I use both languages equally and I think it has given me more opportunities in jobs, school and in my daily life.
To conclude I think we always seem to judge what we don’t know. Every language is different , but all of them have the same purpose which is to communicate and express ourselves. Language is what makes us who we are and we should always embrace it.
was I straight forward to my point of view?
is my opinion clear or do I need to make some changes?