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Ayesha Sayed

Student, UAEU


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As a trilingual or bilingual, what role does language play in the creation of your identity? Which language do you think in?

I've grown up speaking 3 very diverse languages, I feel that they've created three distinct worlds in me. I find myself moving in and out of not only languages but cultures as well.
What role do languages play in your life? Do you find yourself thinking in more than one language?


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    Jan 22 2012: I think language is essential to adopt a culture. I moved to London a year ago to improve my English and sometimes I still thinking in French which is my native language. I think the better you get in the learning process, the more confident you are. As a result ,you get involved in the culture easily. TED a way for me to practice my listening and develop some vocabulary by watching a few conferences every single day.

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