We had a great time despite that fact I was all nerves (my Spanish isn’t at all the great). It made me realize just how far my Spanish had slipped and that I really needed to make a conscious effort to improve it beyond just casual conversation. I know I’m not the only one struggling with this issue. There are many second and third generation Hispanics who have a very weak handle on their mother tongue, if they still speak it at all.
Baldo on CNN En Español
Needless to say I’m watching more Spanish TV and making a conscious effort to speak only Spanish while at home. Besides, it’s better for my kids as well. I grew up learning two languages at once and never gave it much thought. I need to more consistent in enforcing the Spanish only at home rule with my own kids.
How about you? Have you or your children lost connection with your native language? If so, are you okay with that, or are you doing something about it. Let us know.
Having Some Fun with Xenthe Tilden
Carmen Cruz of Effective Media Group, myself and Xenthe Tilden
Nervous laughter as the thought of me screwing up her whole career flashes through her mind.