Friday, September 20, 2013

Growing Up Speaking Only English, Young Latinos Making Effort To Learn Spanish

Latinos who don't know Spanish are discovering they should learn it. And our country needs more bilingual citizens.   - - Donna Poisl

from Fox News Latino

Like many states not normally thought of as Latino hubs, Oregon is now home to a growing Hispanic community – at least a half million.

But what is intriguing about the state’s Latinos, a new report found, is that young people are retaining Spanish at a markedly higher rate than earlier waves of Latinos. Many also are learning it, according to research at Oregon State University.

OSU professor, Susana Rivera-Mills, is quoted in, the website of Northwest Public Radio, as saying that a growing Latino population in Oregon has helped remove the stigma once attached to speaking a foreign language.
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