Q: A recent government report said immigrant parents should speak English at home all the time so that their children could learn English better. How do you feel about that? If your parents spoke English at home, maybe all the time, do you think your English language proficiency would be improved?
A: I don’t think it would make much of a difference. Cos I reckon, even at home, the amount you communicate with your parents at home compared to the amount you communicate in English to people outside of home is way bigger than usual. Cos your parents have work. And I think if that happened – if my parents spoke more English than Korean – my Korean would just die away. Cos they’re the main source of Korean I use.
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