Growing Up Bilingual You Develop Super Powers Essay
I am bilingual. I speak English as well as Somali. My family came to the U.S. when I was about 2 years old so the only things I know about the Somali culture I learned from my family.
So as you can imagine I’ve always had this desire to learn more about the Somali culture and
Somalis history. This desire made my experience as a Somali-American a little confusing.
Before I started attending school I learn English and about American culture through entertainment and my very limited public life. I say very limited because most of the time my mom worked and I was at home with the babysitter. When she wasn’t working she spent a lot of time taking English classes and taking my brother to the library. Also, because my mom didn’t have a car yet I didn’t really get to run errands with her. I always stayed at my Aunts house who luckly for me her kids already knew English so I watched and mimicked them.
When I started preschool things got better. My mom got a car and I went everywhere with her. This gave me more than just the kids at my preschool…