In my opinion, I agree with the idea of using a person’s home language to help them learn English because it could help them when they talk English. if they were in a real emergency situation, they might need to translate or speak English. That is one of the reasons why it is really important to learn English. I speak a few different types of English now. When I’m in school, sometimes I’m playful with my language and get in trouble. For example, the other day.
I was with my homeboys Carlos and Victor, playing around and laughing. We say random things, but nothing I can describe because it might be offensive to other people. Let me give you example when I’m with my friends we like to talk to each other in a way that other people may not like, but for us, the way we talk to each other is as friends.
But when we in school we talk differently. We still talk English but in a more respectful way. We use appropriate language to talk during school days and we try our best to behave and to not fool around or talk that much. These different versions of English we speak are called dialects. It shows that we use English well, and know how to code-switch.
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