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@polyglotplatypus ??? this is amazing? im impressed? why does this exist?

also whose idea was it to count to 100 in french. you know. the language of four twenty ten nine.

Talking with Non-English Speakers and Bilingual Children.

I gotta say, as someone who’s worked in the public, I’m very impressed at how many children I meet who are bilingual and act as translators or interpreters for their family.

I’ve taken some Spanish and ASL but I’m nowhere near proficient at either though I wish to improve. One thing I did learn in those classes was what it can be like for children who speak multiple languages when going out into the public with their families.

At stores, they mentioned how when people realized their parent(s) couldn’t speak English cashiers would stop talking to the parent and talk directly to the child instead.

The children who interpret/translate for their parents all said that talking to them instead of the parent was considered a little rude. Kind of like you’re ignoring someone standing right in front of you. I don’t think cashiers are intentionally trying to be rude. It’s just a common reaction. 

So, whenever I find myself in these situations, I always try to focus my attention on the parent because they’re the person I’m really speaking to, while also occasionally glancing over at whoever is doing the interpreting/translating to make sure we’re all on the same page.

It’s just important to remember to still talk to the person you’re actually having the conversation with.

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March 01, 2017: Queen Letizia of Spain attended the closing of the International Congress “Women and Disability. Crossing borders”, at Centro de Exposiciones y Congresos Lienzo Norte, in Ávlia, Spain. The goal of the congress is to propose strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women with disabilities, as well as to eradicate discrimination and violence.

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March 01, 2017: Queen Letizia of Spain attended the closing of the International Congress “Women and Disability. Crossing borders”, at Centro de Exposiciones y Congresos Lienzo Norte, in Ávlia, Spain. The goal of the congress is to propose strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women with disabilities, as well as to eradicate discrimination and violence.