Alexis Nichole Haire-Burr
Alexis, 17, is a Humphreys High School senior living at Camp Humphrey, South Korea.
She speaks English, Spanish and even a little Korean.
Q: How would you rate your language abilities on a scale of 1 to 10?
A: I would rate my Spanish a 5 and my English a 10.
Q: What language do you speak with your family?
A: In my house I speak English and I understand Spanish. I learned to speak English and
Spanish at home as well as in school.
Q: When did you first realize that you spoke two languages?
A: I first realized that I spoke two languages in middle school when I started actually
understanding what my mom was saying in Spanish.
Q: How do you switch from one language to another?
A: How I switch from one language to another is that I hear what you are saying in Spanish
and translate it to English in my head.
Q: How do you think being bilingual may help your future career?
A: Being bilingual will help me in my future by being able to get better jobs because I do
understand two languages.
Q: What are the ups and downs of being bilingual?
A: The up of being bilingual is the fact that I can get better jobs, and the down is that
sometimes I get mixed up in my translations.
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