‘Hindi is my favourite language’: ‘I like Hindi’: Indian-origin student says she prefers Hindi
The student, who was born in a Dalit family in the northern state of Gujarat, had been studying in the US.
She said she is learning English as a second language, after having moved to the US and getting a job at an internet café.
“I have learnt the English language because I like it.
It is my second language and I love it,” she said.
“There is a lot of English teachers in my class, and I have been speaking English with them for the last four months.”
I am learning English in an atmosphere where Hindi is my mother tongue. “
They just tell me to read the dictionary in English, so that’s what bothers me.”
I am learning English in an atmosphere where Hindi is my mother tongue.
I feel like I am speaking the English of the world.”‘”
When I speak Hindi, I don’t feel like a native English speaker.
I feel like I am speaking the English of the world.”‘
It’s not fair’The girl said she was a little worried when she got a call from her mother in California that she was going to be sent to New York.
“She was so excited that I would be able to speak English.
I was so scared that I thought I would never get there.
But after three weeks, I was able to get a visa,” she recounted.
“Now, I am excited about getting to the States and meeting my family and my friends.”
The US visa was the first time she had been able to work as an English teacher, she said, adding that she would love to work in the States.
“My job is a job, but it is not just a job.
It’s not a job like a job that you do to earn money, it is a life that I have worked hard for,” she stated.
“If I was living in India, I would not be able get a job here.
There are so many opportunities for us in India. “
We don’t get enough opportunities to learn English.
There are so many opportunities for us in India.
But because of the way our education system is organised, we are not getting the opportunities that we need.”
The US is not a good country for English speakers Source: The Times of India (India), Google News India (USA)