All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mexican’

Bilingual and struggling

A bilingual parent tries to keep a native tongue alive at home, a problem faced by many immigrants. By Fariba NawaOctober 18, 2011The Christian Science Monitor Newark, Calif.My daughter Bonoo Zahra, age 3, began preschool in August, and my worst fear about her education in the United States is coming true – English is invading her speech. Before she began …

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The rising demand for overseas television: America’s United Nations of cable TV

Satellite TV lets immigrants cocoon in their own culture. Does it also alienate? By Fariba NawaJune 27, 2011 The Christian Science Monitor Fremont, Calif. Afghan immigrants Fatima Majeed and Naseer Ahmadi watch an average of eight hours of television a day in their suburban three-bedroom apartment while their four sons and daughter go to school, work, and carry on with …

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