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Arabic / العربية
Burmese / မြန်မာစာ
French / Français
Hindi / हिन्दी
Japanese /日本語
Khmer / ខេមរភាសា
Korean / 한국어
Laotian / ພາສາລາວ
Marshallese / Kajin M̧ajeļ
Mixteco / dzaha Ñudzahui
Nepali / नेपाली
Oromo / Afaan Oromo
Punjabi / ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Russian / Русский
Samoan / Gagana Sāmoa
Simplified Chinese / 汉语
Somali / Af-Soomaali
Spanish / Español
Tagalog / Tagalog
Tigrigna / ትግርኛ
Traditional Chinese / 漢語
Ukrainian / Українська
Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
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(Honoring the Home Languages)

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 For English learners, continuing to speak their home languages helps them learn English!

NEWS AND EVENTS

2111, 2017

Why I Speak My Language

This post was written by OneAmerica Intern and Leader Yvette Maganya I came to the US from the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) at the age of seven. As a new immigrant, I experienced many challenges around how to increase my proficiency in English while maintaining Swahili, my home language, so that I could continue to communicate with my family here and abroad. Around the world, more than half of people – estimates vary from 60 to 75 percent – speak at least two languages. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC), there are an estimated 242 languages that [...]

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