April 13, 2013

NPR Feature: In Praise of Heritage Mandarin

From http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/04/09/174655354/mom-says-learn-chinese

Mom Says: 'Learn Chinese'
by Elise Hu
April 09, 2013

Despite being a free spirit who raised us without many hard rules, mom insisted on our Mandarin use. "I let teach you English," my mom reminds me. (Thanks, public media!)

I now wear as a badge of honor what were once moments of shame or nuisance. My mom gave us such a gift by insisting we use our mother tongue that I'm trying to pass it on to my own daughter.

Read on (or listen) at http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/04/09/174655354/mom-says-learn-chinese

For more interesting stories from NPR’s Code Switch series, go to http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch

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