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    Marilyn commented on the post, Cultural Habits

    Dear Franciely

    I am happy by your podcast because it had inspired me that you would never trade your homeland for anything and how you had immigrated to this country with your dad at age 9 to the Bronx.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is that you wouldn’t leave your habits behind.

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    A lot of kids in ESL are Spanish-speakers and learning English, but there are other kinds of ESL students too.  My name is Marilyn Justino and even though I was born here in Brooklyn, I’m in ESL.  Not eve

    Losing my Spanish

    A lot of kids in ESL are Spanish-speakers and learning English, but there are other kinds of ESL students too.  My name is Marilyn Justino and even though I was born here in Brooklyn, I’m in ESL.  Not everybody...

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    • Dear Marilyn:

      I am not surprised about your post, “Losing my Spanish,” because as a Spanish teacher I had realized that ESL classes are composed of two different students’ groups: Heritage Language Learners, and Second Language Acquisitions. There are many students who are born in the United States and do not Speak English as their first language. One sentence you wrote that stands out fo me is: “Not everybody immigrated.” I think this is a powerful statement which reflect the situation of many ESL students in the classroom because many teachers assumed that ESL students are immigrants. Another sentence that I loved was: “I got used to speaking english and forgot all my Spanish.” This stood out for me because as you I am forgetting my Spanish. Since I got enrolled in college I started to use more English than Spanish to communicate with my teacher and classmates, and I have noticed that I forgot many Spanish words.

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  • Dear Franciely ,

    I am in agreement with your post about the language we should use in the United States because I feel that everyone should be able to feel comfortable about whatever language they speaking and not have to feel bad and have someone tell them they cant speak that language in this state.

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