What Do You Think of Becoming Bilingual?

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Becoming bilingual or trilingual suggests a great deal of business.

There are more than 100 countries around the world, there exists more than 100 languages. What does it mean? It says that there are more than 100 ways to express “yes”, “no”, “love”…Awesome and scary, right?

The world has become smaller because of the rapid development of modern technology , i. e. internet, the world wide web. Competitions in economy, education, and science are global! To survive the intense wars among countries on important issues, it is vital to be able to speak, or read and understand more than one language.

Network with people from foreign countries is one way to learn about their culture. Some universities have studying aboard programs, which is excellent ways to help students learn about a second language.

Becoming bilingual can be tough, frustrating or disappointing. One has to be persistent and truly loves the new language to be able to succeed!

Becoming bilingual could refer to becoming open minded, which means that you don’t have to actually learn a new language, but you fully understand the benefits of looking at things around the world in at least two different ways…Thus, becoming bilingual may refer to becoming smarter and wiser when it comes to solving problems and handling issues involving at least two parties.

Becoming bilingual is great, if not , at least you know the fact that, your way may not the only way, you will not be upset or surprised when you see other people’s hold different or opposite viewpoint!

Stay open minded, you never lose your cool!

What do you think of becoming bilingual?

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Hello, How R U?

Do U know anyone who is bilingual? What do U think of becoming bilingual?

ABC Wednesday (B Is 4…)

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31 thoughts on “What Do You Think of Becoming Bilingual?

  1. I know quite a few people, I myself speak more than two languages and yes I agree, is not easy, but I love it! Nothing good and beautiful is easy after all!

  2. I’ve tried very hard to become bilingual, trilingual, or multilingual. I’ve taken Spanish, German, Latin, taught English and math, but somehow I would have been voted least likely to succeed. The hardest language of all to learn is the language between men and women. Learning to deal with how someone feels, leave me alone when I’m on the phone, and please don’t rave when I’m in my cave, are different languages that require acceptance and understanding. Bilingual, other kinds of lingual, all help us understand. At least that’s what I’ve heard, so spread the word.

  3. I think that one of the most frustrating things about the American education system is that native English speakers do not become bilingual or multilingual at an early age. Yes, the lucky ones might get a couple of years of foreign language, but you don’t really learn language from a few classes. I love language. I am lucky in that I pick up languages relatively quickly, even as an adult. I wish, however, that I had learned more as a child because that’s when you retain the language knowledge. Regardless, I love learning languages and trying to incorporate that into life. Don’t go bilingual . . . go trilingual, multilingual, infinite-lingual (okay, I made that up, but it works.)

  4. O, in the Philippines bilingual… i mean multilingual is a norm… English is our second language…. some other languages like Spanish, Arabic we learn ir unconciously…

  5. I’ve envied those who are bilingual or multi-lingual. And have often wondered why the U.S. doesn’t require young children to learn other languages in school like a lot of other countries do. I still remember some Spanish words that I learned in elementary school. Why didn’t they keep us going with that? Children learn language so much easier than adults. Spanish is being used more and more in our society here because of our populations of Hispanics and Mexicans. It sure would be nice to be able to speak Spanish.

    I have many (East) Indian friends who have a wonderful command of English. I think it’s wonderful.

    The U.S. is dropping the ball on this issue.

  6. I studied Spanish all four years of high school and spoke it with frequently with one of my classmates. Still, I cannot pick up enough of what I hear a Spanish speaking person says to converse. Alas. Blessings to you, Jingle…

  7. My great-nieces were becoming bilingual early on. That all stopped when their dad got too tired to teach them. I was sad for them. The more languages and cultures we understand, the easier it is going to be to navigate the global economy.

  8. Hi Jingle
    In India we learn 4 languages compulsorily in school and that may be besides the mother tongue. LOL!! if the parents are from different regions or in the case of a mixed marriage which is quite common here we are seeing multi-linguals here. This is besides what people might learn out of love for languages that includes foreign tongues..Japanese,German,French Arabic or ancient Indian languages like Sanskrit and Ardha Maghadi. There are certain languages here that have no script of their own and learnt orally. I myself know 7 languages.
    ~~Nanka~~

  9. i know three languages quite nicely. hindi, english and bengali. its fun, because i can read books of all these languages, listen to songs and other things 🙂

  10. Dearest Ji !

    As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku. After penning down more than half a century of Haikus, the love for it has become immeasurable and made me throw a Challenge to myself, ‘The Haiku Challenge!’ If you ask me what is this Haiku Challenge, then I would say it is simply writing a Haiku a day, beginning February 1 and to carry on until February 28.

    28 days – 28 Haikus – Wow! That sounds great right.

    For more info, Check out the blog post here

    http://pendownmythought.blogspot.com/2011/01/haiku-challenge.html

    Spread the word for reach as many people as possible.

    Someone is Special

  11. I studied French for 7 years in high school and college, but as soon as I started to study Spanish, I abandoned the French. However, I expect a bit of it to come back when we are in France for 15 days this spring. My husband grew up in Montreal, so he is bilingual in English and French, but with a bad accent!
    My youngest brother is bilingual in English and Spanish because my parents retired early and he spent his earliest school years in Mexico for 6 months out of every year. His children are now in French Immersion, a program offered in Canada because the country is officially bilingual.
    My father learned quite a bit of Spanish, and my mother learned a little more than enough to buy groceries!
    My other brother doesn’t consider himself bilingual, but he can manage to get around in several different languages because he used to travel to several different countries in his work.
    My sister had no interest in learning languages, but she did put her children in French Immersion. Only one of them stayed in the program through high school, but they were all given the opportunity to learn.
    — K
    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  12. For Malaysian we speak and write at least 3 languages, Bahasa Malaysia (national language), English, Mandarin (though I may not know how to write coz I’m Bananaz). Have interest on other languages as well and no problem in speaking most of our dialects like Hakka (mother’s tongue), Cantonese, Hokkien, Teow Chew, little Hainan but totally cannot understand a single Fuchow word. ~;).

  13. I vote for bilingual being the concept of being open minded and open to others’ experiences and viewpoints. I do not really see the need for mandatory languages to be taught in US schools.

    There are things I value more, which would not be offered such as music, art, dance, and creative writing. I think were could explore the world more through the fine arts, widening our appreciation of other cultures, languages, etc.

    In our schools, the extra languages are just for small groups of vocal parents who have the time, money and energy to haul their kids all over town–I feel it takes away from equal opportunities for all children. We have a large population of immigrants, and they focus is on the kids learning English. The children end up bilingual, which if they would share with other students, would enrich everyone. Right now, the groups who speak another language use it to keep the English speakers from knowing what they are saying. It causes many conflicts and with over 90 languages in our town–which ones should have focus.

    I’d support Spanish, Korean and maybe Hmong, but otherwise I can’t see the need for my tax dollars being used for a small group to learn Japanese, French or Russian.

  14. My mate sent me an email suggesting i read this. I love it, i bookmarked your website. Keep the good work coming.

  15. I loved this .. such a wonderfully written post .. makes me write more in ym mother tongue .. Thank you for the inspiration .. And yes i know a bilingual blog .. came across it recently and i so much adore it .. will search the link for you soon 🙂

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