Dear Xue Feng,
I am interested your podcast because because you do the interview with the people in the street. But you don’t do the interview in the paragraph. But this show you do a hard work.
One aspect of your podcast that stood out for me was “ It’s about Chinese culture and Buddhism.” I think this is important because most people didn’t…[Read more]
My name is Ishak, and I come from Yemen. My parents speak Arabic to me. I came to the U.S. about three years ago, and I thought it would be hard to learning English. I feel like I learn the most English in ESL
I would like to say that I was very impressed with this piece of writing even more so when I learned that you only started learning English three years ago. I though you brought up a lot of good points about how being multilingual can never be anything other a positive thing. I myself wish I was able to speak more than one language. It appalls me that people in this country still do not respect others cultures and languages. Are you still learning Spanish? Can’t wait to see what else you write.
I am really impressed with your work. Your podcast could relate to a lot of people, there experiences of language loss.
One aspect of your podcast that stood out for me was: when you said people make fun of Arabic language. I think that’s not right to make fun of any language in general. People could speak the language they want, nobody is perfect.
Your podcast reminds me of something that happened to me. I’m not really good at reading or writing in Arabic. A lot of times my siblings makes fun of me speaking Arabic.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it was really good, keep up. !!
This is very interesting commentary, Ishak. I am impressed that after only three years in the U.S. you have developed very strong English skills. According to The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html#), being bilingual makes you think about the world in a different way, and in turn makes you smarter. Many people believe that when you speak another language, your thought process is very different from when you speak your own language which in turn helps you see the world in an entirely new way. I will look forward to your next post.
I really enjoyed your post. You title caught my attention because I think people do not think about expanding their mind by learning new languages to further their education about the word we live in. Learning new languages will certainly help you become more intelligent and understand why certain things happen in the world. You may enjoy this article: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/advantages-of-learning-a-foreign-language/
Today South Africa decided to rise up against the brutality of a white-only government to change South Africa. In 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, 10,000-15,000 of students protested against apartheid. The s
I am excited about your post because it shows how the students went out to the street and protest because they didn’t want to speak white Afrikaans language.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They feel sad, they say this is Anti, because they dead the truth, to defined the country and make everyone equal.” I think this is sad because it show how the students want to be free and speak there own languages they didn’t want to speak white Afrikaans languages.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when I was in Yemen and they Yemeni people went out and protest because there were other country wanted to take over and they end up killing the Yemeni people.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked the way you it because next time I will try come and visit your page because it show a lot of idea because it show how people still cares about the students who died back then in Africa.
Two weeks ago, in Cliffside Park High School in N.J., the English teacher said to two students when they spoke Spanish at the Algebra class: “American soldiers are not fighting for your right to speak S
I am disgusted by the teacher from Cliffside Park High School, because she was trying to make a point about our country, yet she doesn’t know “American” isn’t a language, I personally speak spanish, it’s my first language and if a teacher told me that stuff, I would get even more mad at the teacher, as we have an amendment called Freedom of Speech, where we can speak or say mostly anything we want.
Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’re writing stuff that I can relate to, and that i enjoy, hopefully your next post is even better than this one as you are a great writer.
Ishak, I am also very angered by this teachers comments. I believe a diversity in languages could rather improve how America functions rather than act as a barrier. I believe this gives everyone an opportunity to step outside and learn a new language. I do not believe English should be the only spoken language in the United States at all. I think Americans need to celebrate and take pride in the level of diversity this country has to offer. I agree very much with your stance, and I hope this gave you some insight on your topic. Good job!
I am interested in your post because I like soccer and because I believe that Neymar would leave Barcelona because of the money. One thing that stands out for me is,”Neymar not got leave Barcelona not gust for the people it’s for the skills he have.”I think this is sad because his manger should know that people try to go for money or play for a higher team.
I’m satisfied with this post because I enjoy watching Neymar play soccer through out the years and I believe that he will leave Barcelona. One quote that caught my attention was “he will be the expensive player” because no athlete in history was paid that much. I believe that will leave Barcelona for the money and that he will be the star of the team. While playing with Barcelona, he’s under the shadow of Leo Messi. With this move to PSG, Neymar will become the new face of the team. In conclusion, Neymar will leave Barcelona and move to Paris with the highest paid record.
This post shares a beautiful vision. Your idea about “the era of friends” inspires me – it makes me think about how much in the world could change if everyone tried to make an era of friends. From your writing, I can tell that you feel a love for the country you are from. I am curious to know more about what you mean when you say that you hope everyone in your country will “back think and think about the citizen.”
Thank you for sharing your writing.
Thank you for sharing this.
The worldwide refugee situation is so difficult. But it is the power of love and friends that can make it better.
I really like when you say “War will not make us surrender to the goal we desire.”
I hope you are doing well here and that you keep sharing your writing.
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