Why should we share languages and cultures?
One year after my naturalization, I accepted a proposal of marriage to unite my family with my beloved outstanding husband James, a Native of America who also is learning our languages and we are both sharing much about our cultures. We are happy to be both a multicultural and multilingual family. Today, James is the co-owner of the French & African Language & Culture Center (FALC).
We believe it is a great opportunity to offer these classes for Americans and Immigrants.
There is nothing wrong with Americans growing in speaking more than one language. We encourage our students who are learning foreign languages in the USA to use them instead of losing them: which I have learned every time one makes a comment about languages that I speak. Some of them had learned French and others had spent their time in learning Spanish and would not speak the language just because of lack of practice.
For Immigrants coming to live in the USA, it is a welcoming way to open the opportunities for them to keep speaking their languages while they are learning English to communicate; and helping their babies born in America to continue practicing their cultures; meaning languages and customs from their original countries. The FALC does teach English as a second language along with American Culture also.
Culture is a part of each of us, culture explains one's way to live in a community, and culture is the heritage from every one's ancestors.
The actual great migrations are changing so many aspects of life that the entire World seems to be very close as one. Because Life doesn't have borders, the French & African Language & Culture Center is a solution to promote the closeness of the World's population in communication and culture. So, every American should be comfortable while visiting a foreign country where English is not the primary language and where the culture is different. Immigrants and visitors should feel welcomed by finding similarities in America.