Being Bilingual (c) 2017

At home Spanish has always been the primary language. Having to speak English at school and Spanish at home-made it hard to be exceptionally well at either one of them. At the age of eleven I was completely fluent in English, but my Spanish was lacking. Instead of having a conversation completely in spanish there would be many english words thrown in there.

Right when I was getting ready to start middle school in 2005, my parents decided that it would be a great idea to move to El Salvador. I was devastated because I would have to leave many friends behind, but also very excited to have new experiences. My parents told me it would be a great opportunity, so that I could learn to read and write in Spanish. My biggest concern was, how different would life be?