Re the Nov. 2 article Some immigrants say no to U.S. citizenship: Nancy Alvarez’s difficulty in learning English comes from living in a community that only speaks Spanish.
Total immersion in a language is the most successful. Schools that hire Spanish-speaking teachers for children aren’t doing the kids any good. My grandparents both came from Slovakia. My parents could not speak English until they went to school.
As for becoming a citizen, I’m one now and I distinctly remember my grandmother taking me with her to attend the class to become a citizen when I was about 8.
Recently, a family member sent me the certificate she received and a picture of her smiling face on it. She was about 50 at the time.
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To truly love our country you have to learn its history. English is our nation’s language, and everyone should use it.
Key Colony Beach