second language

The author with his mother and two sisters in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Tran)

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Alex Tran feels guilty he never really learned to speak Vietnamese. But is it really his fault?

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A quick guide for immigrants in the U.S. working to perfect their American English. Last month I had a wonderful experience: someone asked me if...

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Foreign language conversation meetups are big in Seattle. But they might be as much about meeting new friends as learning a new language.   Did...

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Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries...

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When I moved to Seattle from the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan to study journalism through the State Department's Northwest Community College Initiative, the...